DHL Express And Singapore Airlines' Sustainable Partnership Takes Off With New Boeing Freighter Aircraft

Published on: 16 August 2022
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DHL Express, the world’s top international express service provider, has welcomed the arrival of its new Boeing 777 freighter at Singapore Changi Airport. This 102-ton capacity freighter is co-branded by DHL and Singapore Airlines (SIA). Starting in August 2022, SIA will begin operating it on three weekly flights to the United States through South Korea.

Mr. Robert Hyslop, Executive Vice President for Aviation, DHL Express, said: 

“Our global DHL Express aviation network consists of a combination of owned and partner airlines, which allows us to respond to increasing customer demand with agility and flexibility. The new Boeing 777 freighter demonstrates our ongoing effort to strengthen our network and adjust flight routes, as well as lower our carbon emissions to achieve greener logistics. Singapore Airlines’ expertise in flight operations will enable us to better meet our customers’ needs in cross-border commerce as we leverage the strategic location of our South Asia Hub in Singapore.”

Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President, Commercial, SIA, said: 

“SIA’s longstanding partnership with DHL reinforces Singapore’s position as a key air cargo and e-commerce logistics hub and highlights our firm commitment to our cargo business. Air cargo also plays a vital role in keeping global supply chains open. Apart from supporting the fast-growing e-commerce segment, this new freighter operation provides a foundation to expand the partnership between SIA and DHL in the future.”

Ms. Christy Reese, Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Boeing, said: 

“We are thrilled that the partnership between DHL and Singapore Airlines will be predicated on the strength of Boeing 777 Freighters. The versatile 777 Freighter is the world’s largest, most capable twin-engine freighter and can fly long-range trans-Pacific missions over 6,000 nautical miles with 20 per cent more payload than other large freighters like the 747-400F. The airplane, which is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 102 tonnes, will deliver superior tonne-per-mile economics for DHL and Singapore Airlines as they look to sustainably address increased demand in the global air freight market.”

DHL Express and SIA will deploy five Boeing 777 freighters by March 2022. SIA will operate and maintain these freighters.

Both Boeing 777 freighters will operate the Singapore-Incheon-Los Angeles-Honolulu-Singapore route six times weekly. Three more freighters are due in 2023. All five freighters will fly between the US and Singapore via North Asia and Australia.

Source: Singapore Airlines

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