A brand-new Boeing 777 that is jointly owned by Singapore Airlines and DHL has just arrived.
The first of five Boeing 777 freighters with dual liveries was purchased by DHL and Singapore Airlines (SIA). The freighter arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore earlier this month and will start carrying cargo by the end of August 2022.
SIA will manage the aircraft’s maintenance and operation. To better address the demand for air cargo between Singapore and the US, the two airlines have agreed to purchase the new aircraft.
It’s common for airlines to collaborate and strike agreements with other airlines that benefit both parties. However, DHL and SIA have developed a distinctive alliance.
It’s anticipated that the first freighter will enter service by the end of August 2022. It will run with a stop in South Korea between Singapore and the US. The airlines anticipate receiving the second 777 in November 2022. Once it arrives, both freighters will start travelling the same route six times weekly. The freighters’ itinerary will take them from Singapore to Incheon. They will depart from Incheon and go to Los Angeles before continuing on to Honolulu. From there, they will return home to Singapore.
Delivery of the final 3 freighters will take place throughout the course of 2023. All five freighters will travel between the US and Singapore once they are all operational, with layovers in Australia and North Asia. Robert Hyslop, DHL Express’ Executive Vice President for Aviation, claimed that the partnership will enable both parties to satisfy the rising demand.