700,000 tons, Zhengzhou Airport hit a record high
an all-cargo plane of Russia's Air Bridge Cargo Airlines loading supplies in Zhengzhou Airport
At 11:00 a.m. on December 30, 2021, fully loaded with clothing and other livelihood materials, an all-cargo plane of Russia's Air Bridge Cargo Airlines departed from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou city of Central China's Henan province (hereinafter referred to as Zhengzhou airport) for Moscow. The cargo handling capacity of Zhengzhou Airport has exceeded 700,000 tons for the first time. Among more than 230 airports in China, the cargo handling capacity of Zhengzhou Airport ranks the sixth in China for two consecutive years and ranks among the top 40 cargo airports in the world for two consecutive years so far.
Zhengzhou airport has many "stans".Just in December 2021, Russia, Hungary, Iran, Romania and Ukraine have added all-cargo flight routes to Zhengzhou, which fully shows that the agglomeration effect of Zhengzhou aviation hub and the leading role of aviation hub economy are becoming increasingly obvious, and the international influence of Zhengzhou Airport is constantly improving.
According to preliminary statistics, in 2021, the annual cargo handling capacity of Zhengzhou Airport will exceed 700,000 tons, ranking 6th in China and top 40 in the world in terms of cargo volume for two consecutive years. The international cargo throughput exceeded 540,000 tons, ranking 5th in China for five consecutive years. The number of inbound and outbound cargo flights exceeded 10,000 for the first time, hitting a record high. At present, there are 31 all-cargo airlines operating in Zhengzhou Airport, including 25 international airlines; and 48 all-cargo airlines operating in Zhengzhou Airport, 38 international airlines included.
At present, Zhengzhou Airport has the functions of 7 ports such as drug import, ranking first in the number and type of domestic airports. The customs clearance mechanism of "7×24 hours" has been fully implemented, and the "green channel" for fresh cold chain and other special goods has been established. The customs clearance efficiency ranks the top in China. To improve the comprehensive service capacity of dangerous goods transport, the company has obtained the qualification and experience of all types of dangerous goods air transport guarantee from 1 to 9, especially the guarantee of "over-long, overweight and over-limit" cargo, which has become the benchmark of the industry.
"Deeply integrated into the construction of the 'Aerial Silk Road', Zhengzhou Airport has been formalized, and the accessibility and convenience of international cargo routes have been significantly improved, which has built an air channel for Henan to open up to the outside world, and made new achievements for China's industrial chain and supply chain to win status and trust in the world." The relevant person in charge of Henan Airport Group, said the next step, Zhengzhou Airport will seize the strategic opportunity of building a new development pattern, the policy opportunities to promote high-quality development in the central region in the new era, and the historical opportunities for ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin,cooperate with other aviation enterprises to drive progress of the Areial Silk Road.
“深度融入‘空中丝绸之路’建设，郑州机场国际航空货运枢纽已初具规模，国际货运航线通达性和便利性显著提升，为河南对外开放搭建了空中大通道，为中国产业链、供应链在全球赢得地位和信赖增写了新注脚。”河南机场集团相关负责人表示，下一步，郑州机场将紧抓构建新发展格局战略机遇、新时代推动中部地区高质量发展政策机遇、黄河流域生态保护和高质量发展历史机遇，与各航空企业携手共进，推动“空中丝绸之路”越飞越广。(记者 张倩 通讯员 施书芳 文/图)