DSV is introducing an extra weekly inbound departure from Shanghai and a new Hong Kong-Luxembourg route due to sustained high demand and the anticipated peak season.
DSV’s latest Air Charter Network growth comes only two months after additional routes and capacity were added.
From October 2020 an additional two B747 freighters are to be added to its Europe-Asia cargo air bridge with one of the freighters operating on the existing route between Shanghai (PVG) and Luxembourg (LUX) – thereby creating as many as three scheduled departures per week and a total inbound capacity of up to 1,000 tonnes a month to and from Shanghai.
The second B747 freighter will be operating a new and direct connection between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. The new route will have a monthly inbound capacity of 400 tonnes.
Mads Ravn, head of Global Air Freight Procurement at DSV, explains: “The DSV Air Charter Network has provided stability to our customers, and with the latest addition to the network we are connecting more capacity during the peak season from Shanghai to our hub in Luxembourg using B747 freighters to and from China.
“We are adding Hong Kong to the mix with fully controlled capacity to and from Luxembourg and thereby adding a combined 800 tonnes to and from Central Europe with scheduled truck service to all key markets. This in addition to our existing twice weekly charter operation from Shanghai via Baku and our large block space network from Hong Kong.”
The Air Charter Network departures from Asia to Europe starting in October 2020 are scheduled as follows: Mondays – Shanghai to Luxembourg; Wednesdays – Shanghai to Luxembourg + Hong Kong to Luxembourg; Saturdays – Shanghai to Luxembourg.