SHENZHEN's SF Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation to launch a scheduled freighter service between its Hangzhou hub and New York.
Deploying one of its two Boeing 747-400F freighter, the carrier hopes to launch the thrice weekly service this September, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Already SF Airlines has an ACMI deal with Atlas Air to operate flights between the two countries, although the exact details of the flights are unknown.
SF Airlines purchased its two B747-400Fs through an online auction on the Alibaba-owned website, Taobao, in 2017.
At present, its fleet totals 53 aircraft including B737-300Fs, B737-400Fs, B737-800Fs, B747-400Fs, B757-200Fs and B767-300Fs. Its primary hub is located in Shenzhen's Bao'an International Airport while it also has hubs in Hangzhou and Beijing.