The weekly Boeing 777F flights operated by Kalitta Air flying on a Sydney – Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City – Nagoya – Cincinnati route will act as an alternative to Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong services using an Airbus A330 six times a week.
The 777F flights will add 102 tons of capacity a week, increasing capacity by 27% and bringing the gross total to 940 tons a week.
Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific says: “With Vietnam’s continued rise as a manufacturing hub for semiconductors, garments accessories and materials, as well as electronics, we see an increasing demand for our services and we are confident that this additional flight will support our customers in growing their global footprint and entering new markets.”
Sean Wall, Executive Vice President for Network Operations and Aviation at DHL Express Asia Pacific adds: “This new route between Ho Chi Minh City and the United States is a testament of our continued effort in keeping our air network and dedicated freighters responsive to the market demand. We continuously evaluate the volume in all our markets, and improve our routes to provide our customers with the most efficient, time-definite international deliveries despite the capacity crunch in the global supply chain.”