DHL Express adds airfreight capacity to its Asia Pacific network
With over 1,730 tonnes of capacity per week, DHL’s dedicated flights operated by Kalitta Air will cater to increased demand for express logistics services from Oceania. AeroLogic will add 610 tonnes of capacity as it flies six times a week to and from Leipzig via Hong Kong, Singapore and Bahrain.
DHL Express’s South Asia Hub in Singapore as the common point of transit will help to consolidate and facilitate deliveries from Asia Pacific to the US and Europe
DHL Express has bolstered its flight network to serve growing demand between Asia Pacific and the US and Europe. Powered by the new Boeing 777 freighters, the flight routes will offer close to 2,350 tonnes in total capacity every week, enabling DHL Express to expand its airfreight capacity and increase delivery speed, in response to an exponential growth in shipment volume.
Operated by DHL Express’ partner airline Kalitta Air, one of the aircraft is flying five times a week from the United States to the DHL Express South Asia Hub in Singapore, via Sydney. From Singapore, the aircraft will make stops in Hong Kong and Japan before returning to the US. In addition, Kalitta Air will operate a new flight route that plies between Singapore and Sydney six times a week.
The other aircraft – operated by AeroLogic, the joint venture cargo airline of DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo – will fly six times a week from Leipzig to Hong Kong and Singapore before making a stop at Bahrain and returning to Leipzig. By scheduling both Kalitta Air and AeroLogic flights to cross load in Singapore places a growing significance of the South Asia Hub, which serves as a conduit for Oceania customers looking to expand their reach to the rest of Asia Pacific, the US and Europe. The new dedicated flights and aircraft will also help to strengthen DHL’s service offerings to its customers, and facilitate cross-border commerce as it leverages the South Asia Hub’s strategic location in Singapore.
“With the new routes, businesses and consumers from Australia and New Zealand can expect the transit time for their shipments to and from the US and Europe to improve as they look to expand their reach to the rest of Asia Pacific, the US and Europe,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
“Shipment volumes into and out of the Oceania region have grown exponentially. Our investment in the new aircraft and dedicated flight routes with increased frequency signify our confidence in the region’s growth trajectory and equally demonstrate our commitment to facilitate global trade as the economy heals.”