Panalpina expands airfreight service with new route
Connecting the East and West, Panalpina has added a second direct freight flight between Huntsville, Ala., and Hong Kong. The weekly route, which is conducted on Atlas Air Boeing 747-400Fs, commenced on May 12.
Strengthening Panalpina’s “Dragon Wings” express air service from Hong Kong to Huntsville, this route also solidifies the company’s “Brazilian Wings” express service, which offers a 30-hour transit time from Hong Kong via Huntsville to São Paulo, Brazil.
“The exclusive routing of a second flight from Hong Kong with a turnaround from Huntsville back to Hong Kong offers increased flexibility, reduced transport time and guaranteed delivery on the transpacific lane,” Matthias Frey, head of Panalpina’s own controlled network, said in a statement.
“Coupled with Panalpina’s trusted road feeder service network, we can offer customers stable, own-controlled airfreight capacity linking Hong Kong with North America and Brazil directly.”
Huntsville International Airport Executive Director Rick Tucker also points to the myriad business opportunities brought about by this new service. “We are proud to welcome the addition of the Dragon Wings service to the existing Panalpina Dixie Jet operation, marking an outbound service to our existing Hong Kong network,” he said in a statement. “Our 20-year partnership with Panalpina has continued to strengthen over time, and we look forward to many years of success well into the future.”
The Huntsville Airport Authority said this flight marks the first direct service route from Huntsville to Hong Kong.