DHL Express is expanding next-day package service between Asia and the U.S. and Western Canada with a new flight connecting Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
The new flight will provide next-day service from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila as well as cities throughout China to the Western U.S.
The flight will go from Los Angeles to Leipzig, Germany, giving shippers in Californian markets three extra hours to order a pick-up for shipments to Europe.
DHL will dedicate a Boeing 777F freighter operated by Southern Air to the Hong Kong-Los Angeles-Leipzig route. Another flies from Hong Kong to Cincinnati.
“The new flight is part of DHL’s strategy to improve our network infrastructure and add capacity,” said Stephen Fenwick, regional CEO for DHL Express Americas.
DHL is expanding its hub in Cincinnati to help process heavier cargo, he said. The package giant will spend $47 million to increase capacity at its U.S. hub.