(10 Jun 2021)
Tasman Cargo Airlines has launched scheduled freighter
services between Australia and Singapore.
The airline now operates five weekly
services on a Melbourne-Darwin-Singapore (bi-directional) route
using a Boeing 767-300F aircraft.
Tasman Cargo Airlines is the first Australia-based
freighter operator with operations at Changi Airport.
Chartered by express integrator DHL Express, the
new service facilitates increasing cross-border e-commerce cargo
flows across DHL’s global and Southwest Pacific network through
its South Asia hub in Singapore.
Tasman Cargo Airlines is DHL Express’ 10th airline
partner at Changi.
Mr Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group (CAG)’s
Managing Director of Air Hub Development, said, “We are pleased
that DHL Express has continued to enhance its hub at Changi to
facilitate quick and reliable cargo shipments. This new service
will further strengthen Singapore’s position as the leading
international freight gateway for Australia and is especially
important to serving essential supplies and growing e-commerce
demand during the pandemic.”
The new flights follow DHL’s recent
intercontinental network expansion with AeroLogic, AirBridgeCargo
Airlines and Kalitta Air.
DHL’s South Asia hub is strategically
located in Singapore, and the facility at Changi Airfreight Centre
serves as an important logistics hub and conduit for DHL’s
Southwest Pacific customers looking to expand their reach to the
rest of Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe.
There are now
over 100 weekly flights mounted by DHL’s airline partners through
Mr Sean Wall, Executive Vice President, Network
Operations & Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific said, “Australia
is growing as an important market for DHL as local businesses
continue to adapt, innovate and adopt e-commerce practices for
their business needs. To cope with rising shipment volume and
ensure we continue to provide timely deliveries to our customers,
we have swiftly responded by adding flights connecting
Australia to the rest of the world. Our robust network
complemented by strong partner airlines will play a vital role in
supporting businesses as they expand their international footprint
In 2020, Australia was Changi Airport’s fourth
largest air cargo market, with airfreight throughput reaching over
134,000 tonnes for the year.
In addition to Singapore Airlines and Kalitta Air’s scheduled freighter services to Australia, several
airlines including Qantas, Scoot and Sri Lankan Airlines have also
operated cargo-only passenger flights between Singapore and
More than 940
weekly cargo flights currently connect Singapore to over 80
cities. During the first four months of 2021, Changi Airport
handled 582,000 tonnes of airfreight throughput.
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