Taiwan's national carrier sets new cargo record
2021 proved to be the best-ever year in the 62-year history of the China Airlines cargo team. Even as the impact of Covid-19 was felt all around the world, China Airlines switched to a cargo-centric business model that put its fleet of 21 freighters, including three newly introduced B777F and the existing eighteen B747-400F, to full use.
The non-stop movement of cargo kept the economic lifeblood of Taiwan and the world flowing. Some of the records set in 2021 included making over a hundred cargo charter flights in one month, surpassing TWD 15.4 billion (USD 556 million) in single-month cargo revenues in December, exceeding TWD 10 billion (USD 36 million) in cargo revenues for five consecutive months, and sweeping past TWD 100 billion in cargo revenues for the entire year.
Through team work of its 800 cargo employees around the world, cargo made around 540 freighter flights per month or 120 flights per week. (ah)