DSV begins air charter route to Joburg from April 1
Starting April 1, DSV will introduce air charter route between Luxembourg – Johannesburg, South Africa.
- The service includes four weekly direct rotations with a combined 150 tonnes of capacity.
- On February 21, DSV started a weekly direct route from Luxembourg to Guarulhos.
February 26, 2021: Starting April 1, DSV will introduce air charter route between Luxembourg – Johannesburg, South Africa. The service includes four weekly direct rotations with a combined 150 tonnes of capacity connecting two DSV hotspots in Europe and South Africa.
Another route will start from March 1, with a weekly connection from Shanghai to Chicago’s congestion free Rockford Airport and back to Shanghai. Capacity is 100 tonnes in each direction.
On February 21, DSV started a weekly direct route from Luxembourg to Guarulhos (São Paulo) with 100 tonnes of capacity between Europe and Brazil.
The three new intercontinental routes connect five continents in order to accommodate customer demands in a global air freight market affected by lack of capacity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We know a lot of customers struggle with a tremendous amount of uncertainty and a general lack of capacity. Therefore, it is imperative for us to continue to provide new solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic for them,” said Mads Ravn, head of global air freight procurement at DSV.
“We see cargo congestion at both sea ports and airports around the world; hence it’s crucial that we seek to find alternative solutions. I am very pleased that we keep expanding our international air charter services. The aim is to offer more flexibility and security of cargo freight which is crucial and sought after by our many customers.”
The DSV Air Charter Network is managed as a fully in-house DSV network and includes road freight to and from the airport, document handling, freight handling and planning for loading air freight units (ULDs).