New B747F Services to Jinan, China (TNA)
ASLB’s B747-400ERF arrived to a great deal of fanfare on its maiden voyage to Jinan, China (TNA) on April 21st, 2018. The flight represented the instalment of regular service between LGG & TNA.
Jinan, a city of approximately 7.5 million people, is the capital of the Shandong province of Eastern China. The city, located halfway between Shanghai and Beijing was previously noted as a hub for heavy industry (Steel, Truck & Auto Manufacturing, Chemicals, etc.) but has in recent years diversified to become a center for High-Tech and Bioengineered Products as well as regional logistics & transportation.
ASLB is the first international B74F carrier to serve the city and will operate two LGG-TNA rotations each week during the month of May. In June, service will increase to three rotations per week. Originally beginning as charter services, the flights will transition to a status as scheduled flights as early as July 2018 and will continue as a standard part of ASLB’s portfolio thereafter.