Maersk’s new ‘customer-backed’ air corridor between China and the US is expected to plug a connectivity gap between the world’s two largest markets for ocean customers, with solutions for time-sensitive and high-value cargo via new air services.
Earlier in April, Maersk Air Cargo introduced two new air freight services with regular flights linking the United States with China. The company commenced with two weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) and Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE) and two weekly flights between Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH). Both services will be increased to three weekly flights from May 2023, the carrier noted.
The two new routes will see three newly acquired Boeing 767-300 freighters in Maersk Air Cargo’s fleet put to action, operated by Miami-based cargo airline Amerijet International.
Maersk Air Cargo started operations on March 20 with three weekly scheduled flights between Billund (BLL) and Hangzhou (HGH). It also recently launched a new air freight service with regular flights between Greenville-Spartanburg in South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon in South Korea (ICN), also operated by Amerijet International.