Direct flights between U.S. and Vietnam

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

DHL Express has introduced a new route between Vietnam and the United States.

The flight, which departs Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City with its final destination at the DHL Express Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), is operated by Kalitta Air with a
dedicated Boeing 777F that will serve the route once a week.

This new flight will offer about 102 tons of additional capacity per flight for customers in Vietnam. The new flight between the U.S. and Vietnam is part of a route that starts in Sydney and connects through Singapore and Japan before arriving at the DHL Express Cincinnati hub.

“U.S.-Vietnam trade has seen a major boost, as businesses seek to diversify their supply chains and explore other major manufacturing centres in Asia-Pacific as part of their ‘China plus one’ strategy,” said Mike Parra, CEO of DHL Express Americas.

Expansion strategy

The new flight is part of DHL’s expansion strategy in the Americas. Last year, the company added capacity into Canada, U.S. and Mexico , and out to Latin American countries with additional flights, expecting to increase volume capacity by about 30 percent in the DHL Express Americas network by the end of this year.

Vietnam continues to become the ninth largest trading partner of the U.S. as trade revenue between the two countries reached more than $111 billion in 2021, an increase of nearly $21 billion compared to 2020. In 2021, Vietnam’s exports to the U.S. reached $96.29 billion, up 24.9 percent compared to 2020. The U.S. continues to be Vietnam’s largest export market,
accounting for 28.6 percent of the country’s export earnings.

DHL Express operates over 280 dedicated aircraft with 15 partner airlines on over 2,200 daily flights across more than 220 countries and territories.