Uni-top Airlines set to start new Kunming-Dubai freighter service

Chinese cargo carrier Uni-top Airlines is planning on operating a new thrice-weekly freighter service between Kunming Changshui International Airport and Dubai World Central International Airport, according to reports.

Report claims the new Boeing 747F will be started between the two cities to support the development of civil aviation and trade between China and the UAE.

The plans were revealed at an air transport cooperation promotion conference (pictured above) held by a Chinese Yunnan provincial delegation at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of Emirates in Dubai.

Yunnan province is China’s major tourist and agricultural province rich in natural resources and agricultural products such as tea, coffee, vegetables and fruits which are exported to global markets.

At the event in Dubai, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Yunnan Provincial Government jointly signed ‘The Kunming International Aviation Hub Strategic Planning’, in order to build Kunming Changshui International Airport into an international hub.

Plans at Kunming Changshui by 2030, are for 500 airline routes including 200 international and regional routes with 120 million passengers and 1.78 million tonnes cargo via five runways.