Geodis is set to expand its dedicated air freight network in Asia Pacific with three new routes, which will be serviced by a long-term chartered aircraft.
The forwarder’s extended AirDirect service will connect Hong Kong, Chennai, Sydney, and Shanghai via Geodis’ newly established air hub in Kuala Lumpur. The company said this will add 320 tonnes of cargo capacity each week.
The forwarder has scheduled weekly charter services from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai and Sydney and will also operate on the KUL–Hong Kong (HKG)–Chennai (MAA)–KUL route twice a week.
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The new flights will allow consolidated shipments across Asia, including goods from key manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia, and Vietnam, to transit via the multimodal hub in Kuala Lumpur hub.
To workaround disruptions in both air and sea cargo flow, the logistics operator said it will dovetail the air services with its road network to transport shipments throughout Southeast Asia.