Jade Cargo International
|Hubs||Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX)|
|Parent company||Jade Cargo International Company Ltd.|
|Headquarters||Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
|Key people||Feng Gang (Chairman of the Board), Frank Naeve (Chief Executive Officer)|
Jade Cargo International was a cargo airline with its headquarters on the sixth floor of the Shenzhen Airlines Flight Operations Building at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Bao'an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It operated regular cargo services to Asia, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East, plus a host of other worldwide destinations. It main base was Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
Jade Cargo International was established in October 2004 and was co-owned by Shenzhen Airlines, which had a 51% stake, Lufthansa Cargo with 25% and DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, a subsidiary of German state-owned bank KfW – with 24%. It started operations in August, 2006. It was the first cargo airline in China with foreign ownership and had 350 employees (as of March 2009).
In December 25, 2011, flew its last scheduled flight, as JI7466 from Frankfurt (FRA) to Shanghai (PVG), via Shenyang (SHE), and a few days later, on December 31, 2011, officially grounded its fleet, citing a combination of lack of demand and “extended discussions” with Jade Cargo’s other owners, with the service suspension lasting for several weeks until new funding was to be found through UniTop Group, which had plans to restructure the airline.
Late in May, 2012, UniTop withdrew its Letter of Intent (LOI) for the restructuring plans. Immediately Jade Cargo Int'l officially announced the closure of the company and the start of liquidation proceedings effective June 4, 2012.
Jade Cargo served the following cities as of December 2011:
Destinations served regularly:
- Austria Vienna.
- China Chengdu, Hong-Kong SAR, Shanghai (Hub), Shenzhen (Headquarters/Hub), Tianjin, Yantai.
- Germany Frankfurt (Hub).
- India Kolkatta, Madras (Chennai), Mumbai.
- Italy Brescia, Milan (Malpensa).
- Luxembourg Luxembourg.
- Netherlands Amsterdam (Hub)
- South Korea Seoul.
- Spain Barcelona.
- Switzerland Geneva.
- Turkey Istanbul.
- United Arab Emirates Dubai.
- Vietnam Hanoi.
Seasonal and Charter destinations:
- Brazil Curitiba, São Paulo (Viracopos).
- Colombia Bogota.
- China Beijing, Chongqing.
- Cyprus Larnaca.
- Ecuador Quito.
- Estonia Tallinn.
- Finland Helsinki.
- Georgia Tbilisi.
- Germany Cologne, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich.
- India Delhi, Bangalore.
- Japan Osaka.
- Kazakhstan Karaganda.
- Lithuania Kaunas.
- Netherlands Antilles Curaçao.
- Nigeria Lagos.
- Oman Muscat.
- Pakistan Karachi, Lahore.
- Singapore Singapore.
- South Africa Johannesburg.
- Sweden Malmo, Stockholm.
- Thailand Bangkok.
- United Arab Emirates Sharjah.
The Jade Cargo International fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of November 2011):
|Boeing 747-400ERF||6||0||0||GE CF6-80C2|
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- Jade Cargo fleet
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