B747-400s serving Frankfurt–Chicago route as full freighters. Dachser Air & Sea, the freight forwarding arm of European logistics group, Dachser, has launched a weekly charter service between Frankfurt and Chicago as part of its “extended premium charter program” and in response to a “severe shortage of air freight capacity”as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
The “transatlantic rotation” operates every weekend using specially chartered B747-400s as full freighters, with customers benefiting from fixed transit times and better planning of capacity and prices, the company said.
“Today, reliability, flexibility, and agility are more important than ever in the aviation industry,” commented Timo Stroh, Dachser’s head of Global Air Freight. “With this dedicated solution, we can offer our customers a robust and reliable premium air service between Europe and the US and vice versa.”
Dachser’s “dense” land transport network enables goods to be delivered from Frankfurt throughout Europe “with fixed transit times and quality standards”while in the US, Dachser also serves the Midwest by truck from Chicago Airport via service partners.
The company underlined that its full charters “ensure that capacity is provided reliably, regardless of volatile market developments. Another advantage: large-format goods, hazardous goods such as batteries, and temperature-controlled products from the life science and healthcare sector can be flown. Fixed departure times, always on Saturdays from Frankfurt, enable late deliveries at the end of the week and thus reliable planning.”