Panalpina expands controlled air freight network to Brazil


Panalpina has announced that it is expanding its controlled air freight network by adding a full-freighter service to Brazil. The company plans to extend its scheduled charter flights from Hong Kong to Huntsville, US, to São Paulo, Brazil. The extended service is part of the renewed agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo.

“Our customers in the US have a need for fast and efficient connections to Brazil. The new set-up with Atlas Air, where we switched one of our wet-leased aircraft to 200 scheduled charters per year, allows us to meet this demand effectively,” explained Lucas Kuehner, Global Head of Air Freight at Panalpina.

Panalpina will initially operate two flights per week from Huntsville to Viracopos, São Paulo, with dedicated scheduled charters using Atlas Air 747-400 freighters.

The direct service from Huntsville to São Paulo, called Brazil Wings, has been specifically designed for customers in the Midwest and in parts of the south eastern United States. The new service is tailored to companies that manufacture heavy machines and equipment for agriculture and mining.

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