The Hut Group has announced a new partnership with Singapore Airlines as it plans to launch THG Air.
The Manchester company will charter more than 100 flights from Singapore Airlines, and purchase and operate two of its own dedicated cargo planes.
The ecommerce group, which is currently building its landmark headquarters at Manchester Airport, has made the deal in response to “unprecedented disruption” in the airline industry as well as strong international growth.
“The recent disruption across the airline industry has brought huge challenges in the movement of goods across the globe. This led us to accelerate our trials for dedicated cargo planes to link together our own global manufacturing and distribution centres,” explained Matthew Moulding, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of THG.
“These trials have proved a great success, resulting in today’s partnership with Singapore Airlines. The trials have also given us the confidence to supplement this partnership with the launch of two of own cargo planes, under the livery of “THG Air”.”
Moulding explained that they had been running the trials, especially across Asia, since the start of the year. THG Air will form part of its THG Ingenuity Service for clients seeking market access in the Asia region.
“We welcome this partnership with THG, which facilitates the movement of goods across Asia and supports global supply chains. This collaboration will leverage Singapore Airlines’ flight network to ensure timely and efficient supply and delivery of THG goods to its customers,” added Sherine Teo, Vice President of Digital and E-Commerce Logistics, Singapore Airlines.