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JD.com air cargo unit launches route to Vietnam amid expansion

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JD.com air cargo unit launches route to Vietnam as it ramps up overseas expansion

JD Airlines, the air cargo unit of JD.com ’s logistics arm, has completed its first round-trip flight between Shenzhen and Ho Chi Minh CityThe air cargo link between mainland China and Vietnam comes as JD.com continues to expand its overseas logistics operationsE-commerceBen Jiangin BeijingPublished: 7:00am, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com said it has completed a maiden international cargo flight between mainland China and Vietnam as the company expands its overseas logistics operations.JD Airlines, the air cargo unit of JD.com’s logistics arm, completed its first round-trip flight between Shenzhen and Ho Chi Minh City to open the international cargo flight route for the JD Logistics unit, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The route, which will run three times a week, will ferry cross-border e-commerce parcels and agricultural produce between Vietnam and China, according to the statement.

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JD.com’s Shenzhen to Ho Chi Minh City route comes after Alibaba’s logistics unit Cainiao struck a deal in April with Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to launch a route between the southern Chinese city and Sao Paulo, the financial centre of Brazil.

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