NW China's Xinjiang begins Kashgar-Cologne chartered cargo flight
A chartered cargo flight, carrying freight weighing 24.7 tons and worth 8.46 million yuan (approximately 1.18 million U.S. dollars), departed the Kashgar Laining International Airport for Cologne in Germany on Sunday. This marks the full resumption of the international cargo flight route in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The flight is the first international chartered cargo flight departing Kashgar after the Kashgar Area of China (Xinjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone was unveiled.
The flight is expected to strengthen the connection between the free trade zone and the major cities in neighboring countries and make Kashgar an important city in international intermodal transport.