Chinese express carrier SF Airlines today launched its latest international route with the start of flights between its hub at Shenzhen and Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Welcoming the new arrival, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that SF Airlines is the first Chinese express airline to operate between Singapore and China, and its arrival strengthens air trade flows between the two countries.
SF Airlines, the largest express airline in China by aircraft fleet, will operate a weekly service with a Boeing 767F aircraft, initially from 4 September to 27 October 2018. Subsequent services are subject to approval from the regulatory authorities.
Liang Xi, SF Airlines’ Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering said: “The successful launch of direct flights to Singapore is a testament to SF Airlines’ ability in responding quickly to market demands, and showcases its commitment to its customers in providing competitive and reliable route options.”
SF Airlines’ new Singapore services will be an extension of SF Group’s business in Singapore. SF Express has been operating in Singapore since February 2010, and established warehousing facilities in the Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC) in September 2012. With SF Express’ growth in operations in the region, CAG has worked closely with the express player to facilitate its expansion in Singapore.