Maersk has announced the commencement of its new air freight service with scheduled flights between Billund, Denmark, and Hangzhou, China.
The service, which began on 20 March, will operate with three weekly flights on newly converted Boeing 767-300 freighters, that have been added to Maersk Air Cargo’s fleet.
Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air in Maersk, emphasized the importance of the new service in providing true integrated logistics for customers.
“We want to ensure that our customers have the visibility, reliability, and resilience in their supply chains. In this, air freight with scheduled flights and controlled capacity represents a crucial part of our customers’ end-to-end logistics needs,” he said.
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The inauguration of the service also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between Denmark and Asia. According to Maersk, the corridor from Billund Airport is expected to significantly increase access for high-value and time-sensitive cargo between Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the entire Asia-Pacific region.
The airport facility in Billund has a fully equipped import and export facility, with separate areas for cold storage, dangerous goods, scanning, and Unit Load Device handling.
Maersk is continuing its logistics investment, as it recently 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.
In October 2022, Maersk announced the inaugural flight of Maersk Air Cargo´s new air freight service with scheduled flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon, Korea (ICN).