Express delivery and logistics company DHL has introduced five new direct overnight flights from key Asia Pacific markets directly into DHL’s International Gateway located at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The announcement was made by Plantation, FL-based DHL on Aug. 3.
The new flights will increase the air capacity of DHL’s global transportation network by eight tons daily, enhancing DHL’s ability to serve current and new customers along the fast-growing U.S.-Asia Pacific trade lane. DHL’s new flights to New York’s JFK Airport consist of two daily direct flights from DHL’s Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong, and one direct flight each from DHL’s hubs in Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; and Taipei, Taiwan. The new flights significantly increase cargo capacity on air routes from Asia Pacific to the U.S. East coast to meet customer demand. With the addition of these new flights, DHL customers will also benefit from enhanced next day express services to the U.S. using DHL International Document Service and DHL Worldwide Priority Express; later cut-off times, and earlier delivery times for shipments originating in Asia Pacific and destined for the greater New York/New Jersey area.
In other news, on Aug. 2 UPS announced the opening of two UPS Express retail centers in Shanghai, China. This is the first retail endeavor launched by UPS in China.
The centers are located in key central business districts of Shanghai, one in the Shanghai Stock Exchange building and the other in the Shanghai Mart Convention Center. Both are owned and operated by UPS and offer extended operating hours.