Singapore Airlines Cargo has started a twice weekly freighter service to Changi International Airport in Singapore via Brussels and Bombay to Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
The new cargo service began on October 31, and is expected to yield an estimated $USD ten million to the local economy.
SIA Cargo currently services six North American gateways, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (JFK), Newark and Dallas.
“We’re proud to have attracted such a prestigious air carrier to DFW, which strengthens our Asian network and brings increased economic impact to North Texas,” said Joe Lopano, executive vice president of marketing at DFW International Airport.
Singapore Airlines Cargo is the only carrier operating around-the-world freighter service from DFW via the Atlantic to Asia. The same-aircraft freighter service eliminates the need for hub transit for cargo shipments, resulting in faster delivery times, less cargo handling and improved accuracy, says the carrier.
DFW Airport says its international cargo service to Asia has grown more than 90 per cent over the past five years and nearly 12 per cent since September 11, with the addition of Korean Air Lines’ two weekly frequencies. Including SIA Cargo’s new service, DFW currently has 21 cargo flights a week to Asia.
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