Polar opens Changi link
19 / 08 / 2015
Scheduled freighter carrier Polar Air Cargo Worldwide has made its inaugural flight at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The Polar B747F will add a new US city, Cincinnati in Ohio, to Changi’s freighter network connections.
Polar, majority owned by US-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings in partnership with minority stakeholder DHL Network Operations (US), will operate a weekly Cincinnati–Anchorage–Incheon–Singapore–Hong Kong service.
Singapore is the first south east Asian destination for Polar, with the start of its operations at Changi Airport.
Polar’s new freighter service connects DHL Express’ South Asia Hub in Singapore to its Cincinnati and Hong Kong global hubs.
Robert Hyslop, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, said: “We are pleased to begin flying to Changi Airport. With the addition of this route, we continue to expand our global reach while providing our customers with ontime, reliable and quality service.”
James Fong, assistant vice president for cargo & logistics development, Changi Airport Group, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Polar’s new operations out of Changi Airport, which expands service to the region and provides new options for shippers and freight forwarders.
“The new service will stimulate growth in cargo volumes between Singapore and the US, particularly that of express cargo.
In the first half of 2015, cargo shipments to and from Changi Airport stood stable at 912,300 tonnes, compared to a year ago.
In the same period, 84,000 tonnes of cargo was handled between Singapore and the US, similar to the previous year.