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DHL Express Takes Delivery of New Boeing 777 Freighter, Which Will be Operated by Singapore Airlines

DHL Express and Singapore Airlines partnership takes offer with the delivery of a new Boeing 777 Freighter at Singapore Changi Airport on Tuesday. The freighter sports a dual livery and will be operated by SIA on routes to the U.S. via South Korea thrice weekly.

SIA and DHL Express Celebrate the Delivery of a Boeing 777F and the Launch of Their Cargo Partnership on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Courtesy Singapore Airlines

On Tuesday (August 16, 2022), Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced an expansion of their partnership with DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, took delivery of a new Boeing 777F Freighter at Singapore Changi Airport. Sporting a dual SIA and DHL livery, the aircraft will be operated by Singapore Airlines on routes to the U.S. via South Korea three times weekly from August 2022. The 777F has a range of over 6,000 nautical miles, while offering a capacity of 102 tons, 20 percent more payload capacity compared to a Boeing 747-400F.

In Tuesday’s announcment, DHL Express’ Executive Vice President for Aviation, Mr. Robert Hyslop, said,

“Our global DHL Express aviation network consists of a combination of owned and partner airlines, which allows us to respond to increasing customer demand with agility and flexibility. The new Boeing 777 Freighter demonstrates our ongoing effort to strengthen our network and adjust flight routes, as well as lower our carbon emissions to achieve greener logistics. Singapore Airlines’ expertise in flight operations will enable us to better meet our customers’ needs in cross-border commerce, as we leverage the strategic location of our South Asia Hub in Singapore.”

Also commenting on the launch of the partnership, SIA’s Vice President – Commercial, Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, said, “SIA’s longstanding partnership with DHL reinforces Singapore’s position as a key air cargo and e-commerce logistics hub, and highlights our firm commitment to our cargo business. Air cargo also plays a vital role in keeping global supply chains open. Apart from supporting the fast-growing e-commerce segment, this new freighter operation provides a foundation to expand the partnership between SIA and DHL in the future.”

Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing – Asia Pacific, Ms. Christy Reese, added,

“We are thrilled that the partnership between DHL and Singapore Airlines will be predicated on the strength of Boeing 777 Freighters. The versatile 777 Freighter is the world’s largest, most capable twin-engine freighter and can fly long-range trans-Pacific missions in excess of 6,000 nautical miles with 20 percent more payload than other large freighters like the 747-400F. The airplane, which is capable of carrying a maximum payload of 102 tonnes, will deliver superior tonne-per-mile economics for DHL and Singapore Airlines as they look to sustainably address increased demand in the global air freight market.”

Livery Detail Rendering of SIA and DHL Express Boeing 777F - Courtesy Singapore Airlines

In March 2022, DHL Express and SIA signed a Crew and Maintenance agreement to deploy five Boeing 777 Freighters, which will be operated by SIA pilots, with maintenance overseen by Singapore Airlines. The second 777F is scheduled to enter service in November 2022, at which time both freighters will operate the Singapore-Seoul Incheon-Los Angeles-Honolulu-Singapore route six times weekly. The other three freighters will be delivered throughout 2023 and will operate on routes between the U.S. and Singapore via points in North Asia and Australia.

Source: Singapore Airlines


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