AeroLogic, an airline formed from the joint
venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo recently launched
flights to Changi Airport in Singapore. AeroLogic is the third of
five new carriers to start new operations at Changi this
AeroLogic’s commencement of operations to
Singapore underscores the carrier’s and its joint venture
partners’ commitment and confidence in the growth potential in
air cargo traffic between Europe and Asia.
commenced services into Singapore on 30 June 2009 with four
weekly flights on the Leipzig – Bahrain – Singapore – New Delhi –
From Wednesday, 29 July 2009, the airline will operate 10 weekly flights on the same route.
AeroLogic, is also
the first carrier at Changi Airport to operate the Boeing 777
Freighter aircraft, with a payload of 103 tonnes. It increases the
total capacity on the Singapore-Leipzig route by 16% to a total
of 1,030 tonnes per week.
AeroLogic’s commencement of
operations to Singapore is significant amid the current global
economic downturn. The new Boeing 777 Freighter with a bigger
capacity will put Aerologic in good stead to benefit from the
region’s growth when the global economy recovers.
Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive
Officer of Changi Airport Group said, “The
airfreight market is undergoing a very challenging time that is
unprecedented. The cargo community is hit not only by the drop in
demand but also a shrinking of yields. Changi Airport has not
been spared, as Singapore is an open economy that is highly
dependent on international trade. Despite the current
challenge, we remain optimistic of the medium to longer term
prospects of the airfreight market in Singapore and the Asian
region. We believe that the industry will emerge from this
current downturn even stronger. That is why air cargo will
continue to feature strongly in Changi Airport Group’s
development strategy. We are pleased that AeroLogic shares our
With the addition of AeroLogic, Changi Airport
is served by 85 scheduled airlines, via 4,610 weekly scheduled
flights to 193 cities in 60 countries.
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