Increased customer demand is driving force behind new service between Denmark and China
AP Moller-Maersk has announced the inaugural flight of its new airfreight service with scheduled flights between Billund, Denmark and Hangzhou, China.
According to the logistics company, the new service is responding to increasing customer demand.
The scheduled Eurasia operation commenced on 20 March with three weekly flights, introducing the first of three newly converted Boeing 767-300 freighters that have recently been added to the fleet of Maersk Air Cargo.
All Europe-China flights will be operated by Maersk´s internal cargo airline.
”With the introduction of our new service between Europe and China, we have taken another leap with our customers in providing true integrated logistics,” said Michel Pozas Lucic global head of air at Maersk.
“We want to ensure that our customers have the visibility, reliability, and resilience in their supply chains,” he noted. ”In this, airfreight with scheduled flights and controlled capacity represents a crucial part of our customers´ end-to-end logistics needs.”
The inaugural flight also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between Denmark and Asia.
According to Maersk, the corridor from Billund Airport is expected to significantly increase access for high value and time sensitive cargo between Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the entire Asia-Pacific.
Maersk’s newly opened airfreight hub at Billund Airport will enable customers to avoid congestion and delays that are usually seen in larger airports, while the proximity of aircraft parking apron to Maersk’s airport warehouse facility “allows better control and faster cargo clearance”.
The airport facility in Billund houses a fully equipped, 4,000m² import and 13,000m² export facility, with a separate area for cold storage.
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