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Thu, 10 June 2021

Tasman Cargo Airlines Launches Melbourne - Darwin - Singapore Flights

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 DHLs global and Southwest Pacific network through its South Asia hub in Singapore.

Tasman Cargo Airlines is DHL Express 10th airline partner at Changi.

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. Click to enlarge.

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 Singapores 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 DHLs recent intercontinental network expansion with AeroLogic, AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Kalitta Air.

DHLs South Asia hub is strategically located in Singapore, and the facility at Changi Airfreight Centre serves as an important logistics hub and conduit for DHLs 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 DHLs airline partners through Changi Airport.

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 and presence.

In 2020, Australia was Changi Airports fourth largest air cargo market, with airfreight throughput reaching over 134,000 tonnes for the year.

In addition to Singapore Airlines and Kalitta Airs scheduled freighter services to Australia, several airlines including Qantas, Scoot and Sri Lankan Airlines have also operated cargo-only passenger flights between Singapore and Australia.

 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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