Panalpina, a global forwarding and logistics group, has strengthened its airfreight network with the addition of an exclusive direct cargo flight between Huntsville, Alabama, and Hong Kong. The weekly flight strategically enhances the existing Dragon Wings express air service from Hong Kong to Huntsville and further strengthens the Brazilian Wings express service, which offers an airport-to-airport transit time of 30 hours from Hong Kong via Huntsville to SÃƒÂ£o Paulo in Brazil.
Both services use Boeing 747-400F aircraft operated by Atlas Air.
According to the Huntsville Airport Authority, the direct-service flight to Hong Kong is the first ever out of Huntsville. "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 trans-Pacific lane," says Matthias Frey, head of Panalpina's Own Controlled Network. "Using the Boeing 747-400F for this route enables a strong focus on temperature-sensitive cargo and pharmaceuticals transport."
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