According to the global express services provider, the new flight will create "market-leading" transit times between Asia, the western U.S. and Canada. It will feature an increased number of Asian origin locations, including the trade hubs of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila, and a "significant" number of cities throughout China. They will be provided with next-day connection into Los Angeles and much of the western U.S. and Canada. Through a new onward connection from Los Angeles direct to DHL's European hub in Leipzig, customers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco will be able to order a pickup from a DHL courier up to three hours later for their European shipments. The new route will be supported by three Boeing 777 freighters, operated by Southern Air. Last September, DHL announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Southern Air Holding Inc. to operate B777F freighters on intercontinental routes linking the Americas, Asia and Middle East. The additional freighters will bring to 12 the total number of B777F freighters in DHL's global fleet.
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