China's Changsha opens air freight route to New York.
Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on Friday opened its first regular air route for e-commerce cargo linking New York City in the United States.
Two cargo flights will operate on the route every week, according to the municipal government of Changsha.
Changsha lies at the central point of China's transportation network. Customs data shows the city's trade volume through cross-border e-commerce surged 651.4 percent year on year from January to July.
Amid the global economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, China's foreign trade sector has delivered better-than-expected performance so far this year, boosted by a boom in cross-border e-commerce.