As a result of increased shipment volume from Vietnam, the Airbus A330 will also serve Ho Chi Minh City directly from Hong Kong six times a week.
These two dedicated flights will not only add cargo capacity but will equally shorten the transit times to and from these two cities.
In addition, DHL Express will upgrade the aircraft shuttling between Hanoi and Hong Kong from a Boeing 737-400 to Boeing 737-800, which will offer greater capacity as exports from Vietnam continue on its growth trajectory.
“The findings in our recently launched white paper attest to the surge across B2C and B2B e-commerce shipments that we are witnessing as tech-savvy digital natives begin to make up the bulk of merchants and consumers across the world, and also in Asia,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
“This has driven a shift in expectations about e-commerce, customers want top quality service, speed, reliability, convenience and flexibility,”
“By dedicating flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Penang, and upgrading our aircraft for Hanoi, our customers in these markets will continue to enjoy the quality service that they have come to expect from us as we seek to deliver their shipments within a day.”
“We have been paying close attention to shipment volume trends, and constantly identifying gaps to further enhance our transit times.
“Given that international air capacity still remains limited in Asia Pacific due to shortage of belly space capacity, we have been taking decisive steps to invest in additional flight routes and freighters to help ensure we have sufficient capacity to maintain our service to our customers,” said Sean Wall, executive vice president, network operations & aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific.