Underlining the growing importance of Vietnam as a strategic sourcing hub, two air operators are adding additional freighter capacity from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Continuing economic growth and increasing volumes have encouraged FedEx and AirBridgeCargo to add additional capacity from Vietnam’s busiest cities to regional hubs in Singapore and Guangzhou, with onward access to destinations across Europe and North America.

NGL Vietnam commented. “We are not surprised by the announcement of this additional capacity and frankly anticipate more will follow because Vietnam is the EU’s second biggest regional trading partner after Singapore and the EU trade and investment agreement is close to being finalised.”

“We are pleased to welcome any services that improve access to major business centres in Asia, including China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.”

‘Charter services do not suit every customer but, when appropriate, they do offer fast and reliable services into Europe and North America.”