JD.com has opened an all-cargo charter flight between Shenzhen and Bangkok, the e-commerce giant’s first in the Asia-Pacific region.
Open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both countries, the freight-dedicated route will facilitate delivery of goods from mainland China to customers in Thailand and vice versa within 48 hours.
Stard Huang, head of JD’s international logistics business, said the new connection would help grow trade between the two countries.
“JD is excited for this opportunity to leverage our international supply chain resources to strengthen the relationship between Thailand and China, and to facilitate the transport of high-quality Chinese goods going to South-East Asia and vice versa,” said Stard Huang, head of JD’s international logistics business.
“We see enormous potential in South-East Asia, and this is just the first step.”
The service will run between Shenzhen Bao’an Airport and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport three times a week with same-day return.
JD said this end-to-end fully self-operated and full-link transportation route is set to not only greatly increase the speed of cross-border freight, but also provide vigorous support for the development of cross-border business through both Thai and Chinese e-commerce channels, including JD.com and JD’s joint venture in Thailand, JD Central (JDC).
The cargo transported from Thailand is expected to mainly comprise fresh produce such as durian, supplemented by other industrial products.