Singapore Airlines Will Deploy 5 Boeing 777 Freighters to the US for DHL Express

DHL Express has entered into a Crew and Maintenance agreement with Singapore Airlines to deploy five Boeing 777 Freighters, marking a further step in DHL Express’ expansion to its Intercontinental air network to meet customer demand in fast-growing international express shipping markets.

DHL’s South Asia Hub is based at Singapore Changi Airport. The freighters will sport a dual DHL-SIA livery. They will be operated by SIA pilots on routes to the United States of America via points in North Asia. SIA will also oversee the maintenance of these aircraft. Basing these freighters at Changi Airport will further reinforce Singapore’s position as a key air cargo and e-commerce logistics hub, contributing to its growth and development.

<em><sup>From left to right Travis Cobb Executive Vice President Global Network Operations Aviation DHL Express Ken Lee CEO DHL Express Asia Pacific Lee Lik Hsin Executive Vice President Commercial Singapore Airlines DHL Express and Singapore Airlines expand partnership to meet demands from the fast growing e commerce sector SIA PHOTO<sup><em>

The initial agreement is set for more than four years with the opportunity for an extension. As part of the agreement, the first aircraft delivery will be in July 2022 and the second in October 2022. The remaining three aircraft are planned for delivery throughout 2023.

DHL Express invests to meet steady growth in cross-border time-sensitive shipments. It operates over 320 dedicated aircraft across its global network of 220 countries and territories. The Boeing 777 freighters are the world’s largest, longest range, and most capable twin-engine freighters that also contribute to DHL’s sustainable goals, reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions by 18% compared to the legacy Boeing 747-400s.

SIA’s cargo division operates to over 90 destinations as part of its current network, which includes a fleet of freighters as well as the bellyhold space of the SIA and Scoot passenger aircraft. The airline recently ordered Airbus A350F freighters as part of its fleet renewal programme. It continues to invest in its cargo capabilities, capitalising on healthy demand fuelled by growth in e-commerce, fresh produce, and pharmaceuticals among other segments.

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