AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

First Australian-based freighter operations takes off at Changi Airport

Tasman Cargo Airlines will operate five times a week between Australia and Singapore.

Australian-based Tasman Cargo Airlines has launched scheduled freighter services between Singapore and Australia.

The airline operates five weekly services on a Melbourne-Darwin-Singapore (bi-directional) route using a B767-300F aircraft and is the first Australia-based freighter operator with operations at Changi Airport.

Chartered by express integrator DHL Express, the new service facilitates increasing cross-border e-commerce cargo flows across DHL’s global and Southwest Pacific network through its South Asia hub in Singapore.

“We are pleased that DHL Express has continued to enhance its hub at Changi to facilitate quick and reliable cargo shipments. This new service will further strengthen Singapore’s position as the leading international freight gateway for Australia and is especially important to serving essential supplies and growing e-commerce demand during the pandemic,” said Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s managing director of Air Hub Development.

In 2020, Australia was Changi Airport’s fourth largest air cargo market, with airfreight throughput reaching over 134,000 tonnes for the year.

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