DHL Express has welcomed the arrival of its new 102-tonne-capable Boeing 777 freighter at Changi Airport in Singapore, sporting a dual DHL-Singapore Airlines (SIA) livery to indicate a partnership with the flag carrier.
This is the first of five 777Fs that will be used by the express operator under the crew and maintenance agreement signed by both parties in March.
Based at Changi airport, the brand new aircraft will be operated by SIA three times each week on routes to the United States via South Korea starting this month. A second Boeing 777 freighter is slated to enter into service in November 2022, following which both freighters will operate the Singapore-Incheon-Los Angeles-Honolulu-Singapore route six times weekly.
The remaining three freighters are planned for delivery throughout 2023. All of the 777Fs will be operated by SIA pilots, with the maintenance overseen by SIA. These wide-body cargo jets are planned to operate on routes between the United States and Singapore via points in North Asia and Australia.