DHL Express adds Ho Chi Minh City to US route
23 / 02 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
DHL Express has introduced a new route between Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and the US as bilateral trade increases.
Operated by Kalitta Air, the dedicated Boeing 777F will serve the alternative route once a week along with the current Airbus A330 six times a week service from Ho Chi Minh City-Hong Kong to the US.
The new route will offer up to 102 tons of additional capacity for customers in Vietnam. It will link Sydney, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh and Nagoya before arriving at DHL Express Cincinnati hub in the US.
This new B777F cargo flight will also add up to 27% additional capacity, bringing the weekly total gross payload to over 940 tons.
DHL Express said following the recent expansion on the intra-Asia and intercontinental airfreight capacity, it continues to expand its airfreight capacity to cater to rising shipment demand resulting from the e-commerce sector.
“We continue seeing strong express logistics services demand between intra-Asia and the US,” said Ken Lee, chief executive officer, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “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.”
DHL Express’ Asia Pacific air network operates on a multi-hub strategy, supported by four main hubs – Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong, North Asia Hub in Shanghai, South Asia Hub in Singapore and Bangkok Hub, linking to 50 DHL Express gateways in the region.