China Central Longhao Airlines (GI, Zhengzhou) is set to add its first widebody freighters after Cargo Facts identified the Chinese airline as the hitherto undisclosed customer for five new B767-300Fs.

The order was placed in May 2020 and remains attributed to an undisclosed customer. Boeing did not confirm Longhao's identity. According to sources, the aircraft are due to deliver between the second half of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

China Central Longhao Airlines expects to use the B767s for charter flights on behalf of e-commerce firms but did not identify specific routes. The carrier has been operating on behalf of JD Logistics since 2020.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows the carrier currently operates five B737-300(F)s, one B737-400(F), and three B737-800(BCF)s. In early April 2021, it launched a tender for maintenance services including the B767s. According to sources, the carrier also plans to add B747 and B777 freighters, with the first quadjets planned for delivery by the end of this year. However, the airline has yet to identify specific aircraft.

China Central Longhao Airlines is a subsidiary of state-owned Henan Civil Aviation Development Investment Co. (HCAD), which also owns a 35% stake in Cargolux (CV, Luxembourg).

There are currently no production B767 freighters in operation in China. SF Airlines (O3, Shenzhen) operates nine B767-300(ERBCF)s. No Chinese airline operates the B767 Family widebodies in passenger configuration.