DHL Express’ first ever Airbus A330-300 was brought into service in its air network. With 33% more freight capacity per flight, the aircraft services Malaysia’s, Vietnam’s, and Hong Kong’s markets. Under the new passenger-to-freighter (P2F) deal with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the aircraft will be flying six times weekly.
With a variety of upgrades, the A330-300s will improve DHL Express’ service standards, and offer the high-volume and cost-efficiency needed. DHL Express Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice President of Network Operations and Aviation, Sean Wall emphasised the need for businesses to utilise the intra-Asian opportunities. The first A330-300s aircraft will be of service to high e-commerce trade volumes markets. The other three will also concentrate on intra-Asian connections.
The launch of the first A330-300 and the three upcoming ones come under DHL Express’ latest air freight infrastructure investment. The company aims to raise the payload capacity by up to 50%. DHL Express hopes such services can change their Asia Pacific network in the future.