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Freight route triangle includes China and Africa

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SCHIPHOL - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Kenya Airways claim to be the first carriers in the airfreight industry to offer direct service between China and Africa. The service connects China’s key industrial zone in Guangdong with the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Gateway to Africa, offering access to all key African markets. From there a special plane will head for Amsterdam. The aircraft, belonging to KLM’s Martinair stable, is decorated in safari style and bears the slogan “Hunting for Business” in Chinese. A Martinair B747-400 freighter will be deployed on this unique route and has been decorated in a specially designed livery, that not only reflects the Safari Connection but also the partnership between KLM and Kenya Airways. The roundtrip service will be operated twice weekly and supports the rapidly growing freight volume between the three countries. The freighter has a maximum capacity of 110 tons.