At 9:59 on April 21, China Postal Airlines’ flight CF207 took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and arrived at Tokyo Narita International Airport at 12:21. This marks the official opening of China Post's Shanghai-Tokyo international chartered cargo flight route, which is the second international air route opened by China Post since the beginning of the battle against the epidemic. Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Tokyo Narita International Airport are both among the top ten international air cargo hubs in the world. The opening of this route will effectively improve the level of the time limit of international mail.
The opening of the Shanghai-Tokyo air route will not only improve the level of the time limit of mail sent to Japan from Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta, but also effectively stabilize the quality of the time limit of mail sent to Japan from major cities elsewhere in China. At the same time, Tokyo has become the fourth international (regional) node in China Post’s independent air network, after Seoul, South Korea, Osaka, Japan and Taipei, Taiwan of PR China. Thus, China Postal Airlines has 34 node cities in its independent air network.
Since the beginning of the battle against the epidemic, due to the dramatic reduction of international air freight capacity, China Postal Airlines has added one supplementary flight to the Shanghai-Osaka air route on March 17, and launched the Zhengzhou-Seoul air route on March 18. After the launch of the Shanghai-Tokyo air route, China Postal Airlines has opened six international (regional) air routes including the existing Zhengzhou - Seoul, Shanghai - Osaka, Yiwu - Osaka, Xi 'an - Seoul and Fuzhou-Taipei (regional) routes, which has comprehensively and effectively supported the development of China Post's international mail service.
It is reported that there are 5 flights per week on the Shanghai-Tokyo air route, operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.