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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

UPS Shenzhen Intra-Asia Hub Opens for Business in February 9


United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Asia-Pacific Hub will be opered officially for business on February 9. The cargo volume of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport will see a substantial increase then. UPS Intra-Asia Hub is mainly functions as the pivot linking China and other important Asia-Pacific cargo airports. The center buildings are used primarily for storage and distribution. In light of a letter from Shenzhen Airport Co., Ltd., the soon-to-be-opened Intra-Asia Hub will carry out the test flight on January 24th and 31st , and the virgin flight will be the round trip between Shenzhen and Dubai by Boeing 767 freighter. UPS Intra-Asia Hub, adjacent to the base of Shenzhen Airlines, is close to the south end of the first runway of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. The Hub has an enclosed design which crews enter and exit through only one passageway, and must pass security inspection. In the onset stage, flights open will be from Shenzhen to Seoul, Osaka, Singapore, Clark, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Cologne, Bombay, and Bangkok. There will be 14 shuttling international cargo flights nightly. By then, the cargo flights of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport will snowball to 120 plus, which will greatly contribute to the cargo turnover increase of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.

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