Wednesday, May 22, 2024
DHL Express introduces direct freighter flights between Hong Kong and Australia

DHL Express introduces direct freighter flights between Hong Kong and Australia

DHL Express has introduced a new direct flight between Hong Kong and Oceania to accommodate increasing demand.

Operating five times weekly, the service utilises a Boeing 777-200 freighter for flights directly between Hong Kong and Sydney.

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This new route replaces the previous Hong Kong-Singapore-Sydney connection, responding to the growing volume of shipments between Hong Kong and Australia.

The Kalitta Air-owned freighter that will be used on the route will be operated by Tasman Cargo Airlines.

“The freighter offers a maximum capacity of 105 tons, raising customers’ weekly total payload by over 500 tons,” DHL said in a press release.

In addition to catering to imports to Australia, DHL hopes the service will be used to bring goods from Australia to destinations throughout Asia through its Hong Kong hub.

To tackle these increasing demands of intra-Asia trade, the express said the flight from Sydney offers next-day delivery services to Hong Kong, mainland China, India, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam upon shipment arrival in Hong Kong.

Andy Chiang, senior vice president and managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, DHL Express, said: “Hong Kong continues to hold a strategic position as a crucial regional logistics hub, instrumental in facilitating trade flows across the Asia Pacific.

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“By introducing new direct flights to Sydney, we are fortifying our network, reducing transit times, and responding to the robust demand from cross-border trade. This strategic move enables our customers to access the Oceania market faster, reaffirming DHL’s commitment to continually enhance connectivity and facilitate global trade.”

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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