Maersk expands freight flights frequency

Maersk expands the number of freight flights

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has bolstered its growing freighter network between Mainland China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the US by increasing frequencies of regular flights.

On the transpacific corridor connecting Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, China (HGH), weekly rotations will double from three to six.

Meanwhile, weekly rotations between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, South Carolina (GSP), Incheon International Airport, Korea (ICN) and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport, China (SHE) will go from two to three.

In addition, the air service offerings between Billund Airport, Denmark (BLL) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) will increase from three to five weekly rotations.

Simultaneously, the route will introduce a newly converted Boeing 767 freighter that is expected to enter operations directly.

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The new tail is operated by Maersk Air Cargo, and is the fifth of initially six ordered Boeing 767 freighters, a pipeline of both newly built and converted cargo aircraft.

Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air in Maersk, said: “The introduction of an additional aircraft together with a substantial increase in rotations will further expand our ability to service our customers with regular flights and controlled capacity.”

In March of this year, Maersk celebrated the inaugural flight of the logistics company´s new air freight service with weekly scheduled flights between Denmark and China operated by Maersk Air Cargo.

In October 2022, the company opened a new Chicago air freight gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.

That same month, Maersk also launched a new air freight service with regular flights between South Carolina, Korea and China operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.

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