Western Global and Flexport to fly between Los Angeles and Hong Kong

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Western Global Airlines has signed a three year agreement with Flexport to provide scheduled Boeing 747-400 Freighter services between Hong Kong and Los Angeles from 5 April.

The initial service from April will be a round trip twice per week between Hong Kong and Los Angeles growing to three times a week in September.

Western Global founder and chief executive officer, Jim Neff says the partnership is a significant milestone for both companies.

He says: “Both Flexport and WGA were founded in 2013, and both have taken customer-focused approaches based on new technology. They have grown rapidly to become leaders and innovators in their respective business segments, and as such are natural partners in changing the airfreight dynamic together.

“I believe that WGA’s responsive and robust service will allow Flexport to strongly serve their customer base both in Asia and the US.”

Flexport chief executive officer, Ryan Petersen says: “At Flexport, we are always striving to improve service to our clients. Our partnership with Western Global helps us achieve this goal, because we will have consistent and reliable airfreight capacity that our clients can count on.”

Flexport senior vice president and global head of airfreight, Neel Jones Shah adds: “This new partnership allows Flexport to offer predicable, affordable and a custom-tailored service to our customers with guaranteed capacity through seamless, dedicated scheduled service in the important Hong Kong to US markets.”