AIR China Cargo began flying to Vienna International Airport last Wednesday with a Boeing 747 Freighter.
It was the first air cargo service between China and Austria and the third between China and Europe, behind services from Beijing to Frankfurt and Copenhagen.
According to the Shipping Gazette, the new service operates from Shanghai to Milan, Italy, via Beijing and Vienna, and back to Shanghai.
The carrier offers thrice weekly service with a single carriage capacity of 110 tonnes.
Set up in 2003, Air China Cargo operates nine B747-400 freighters and has exclusive use of the freight capacity on 247 passenger aircraft of affiliate Air China.
It flies to 81 cities in China and 44 destinations around the world.