Polar launches new freighter service to Singapore

Polar Air Cargo Worldwide landed its inaugural flight at Singapore Changi Airport on 17 August, linking Changi’s freighter network to a new city link – Cincinnati, Ohio. Polar will operate a weekly Cincinnati–Anchorage–Incheon– Singapore–Hong Kong service with the B747-400F aircraft. Polar is majority owned by US-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and minority owned by DHL Network Operations (USA). Through Polar and its Atlas Air sister company, Atlas Air Worldwide operates the world’s largest fleet of B747 freighters.

“The new service will stimulate growth in cargo volumes between Singapore and the United States, particularly that of express cargo. This new partnership is a reflection of CAG’s continual commitment to build Changi Airport as a world class cargo hub and work with new airlines to tap on the growth opportunities emerging in the region.”

In the first half of 2015, cargo shipments to and from Changi Airport stood stable at 912,300 tonnes, compared to a year ago. In the same period, 84,000 tonnes of cargo was handled between Singapore and the US, similar to the previous year.