Chinese air cargo carrier Jade Cargo International officially opened for business in Vietnam ọn March 4, offering a direct connection between Hanoi and Amsterdam .

The carrier started its operation out of Hanoi for the first time on February 27, with two Boeing 747ERF flights per week, from Shanghai to Hanoi on Sundays and Thursdays.

The new service from the Red River Delta area to Amsterdam includes stopovers in Chennai , India and Dubai .

" Hanoi has evolved into one of Vietnam 's major industrial centres," said Gabriela Ahrens, Jade Cargo's Executive Vice President of Products & Sales. "With our new connections, we are expanding our customised product to accommodate the increased demand in Vietnam , especially from the high-tech industry."

This further strengthens the airline's dense network in South East Asia . Jade Cargo currently serves 25 destinations worldwide from its hubs in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Tianjin in China , with an emphasis on routes to Europe, India and the Middle East./.