YTO Cargo Airlines starts thrice weekly S'pore-Hangzhou service
CHINA's YTO Cargo Airlines has launched new services between Singapore and its Hangzhou base, reports Mumbai's STAT Trade Times
CHINA's YTO Cargo Airlines has launched new services between Singapore and its Hangzhou base, reports Mumbai's STAT Trade Times.
The new carrier's first flight from Hangzhou landed at Changi Airport on November 2 at 1600 hrs.
The Chinese express carrier now has launched thrice-weekly services between Singapore and Hangzhou.
From November 2020, Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiao will utilise YTO Cargo Airlines' services for the transportation of e-commerce shipments. YTO will achieve its goal of global delivery within 72 hours in Southeast Asia, amid a surge in cross-border e-commerce orders.
Said Changi Airport managing director Lim Ching Kiat: 'We are pleased to welcome YTO Cargo Airlines to Changi's family of airlines. In these challenging times, the additional capacity provided by YTO Cargo Airlines will help support global supply chains and facilitate the transfer of essential goods between countries.'
Said YTO chairman David Su: 'We are delighted to launch our newest route to Changi Airport, together with our shareholder and core strategic partner Cainiao. Singapore is one of the key hubs in the Southeast Asia market, while Hangzhou is the cradleland of e-commerce in China.'
In the past seven months, Changi has added four new freighter links to China, bringing the total to seven as of October 2020. Including freighter, passenger and cargo-only passenger flights, there are currently 14 city links between Singapore and China, providing greater convenience and capacity for the air transportation of goods between the two countries.