GVK Mumbai International Airport-led Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has announced the addition of China Airlines cargo freighter service. Started from November 16, 2019, China Airlines Cargo now deploys the wide-body Boeing 747 aircraft, operating four flights per week, between Taipei, Mumbai and Amsterdam.

China Airlines freighter schedule:

Flight No Days of Operations Route
CI5688 Wednesday TPE-BOM-AMS
CI5688 Saturday TPE-BOM-AMS
CI5689 Thursday AMS-BOM-TPE
CI5689 Sunday AMS-BOM-TPE

At CSMIA, the combination of cargo aircraft and passenger flight capacity offers services to 160 destinations in 29 countries.

Besides, China Airlines will enhance cargo via trucking services from Amsterdam to other cities like Paris, Frankfurt and Brussels among others. Additionally, operations to Taipei will also connect to other catchment areas such as USA, South East Asia, Japan, Korea, amongst others.

As per an official statement by the airport, “The commencement of the airline’s first freighter service from Taipei to Mumbai to Amsterdam will expand CSMIA’s existing global cargo services. The addition of this service will boost business prospects and trade of importers and exporters from smaller cities with a wider global reach.” csia.in