The Hut Group, the global consumer brand and technology group, has announced:
- A partnership with Singapore Airlines to charter a series of more than 100 flights; and
- The launch of “THG Air”, with the purchase and operation of two of its own dedicated cargo planes.
The partnership with Singapore Airlines will see THG remove its reliance on scheduled passenger services. This is in response to both recent unprecedented disruption across the airline industry, and THG’s strong international sales growth.
Since the start of 2020, THG has been running successful trials, using dedicated cargo flights to service its global operations, especially across the Asia region. The significant success of these trials has provided THG with the confidence to embark on this new partnership with Singapore Airlines and for THG to go a step further and announce the launch of “THG Air”.
Additionally, THG Air will form a key pillar of the THG Ingenuity Service Offering for clients seeking market access in the Asia region.
By the end of October 2020, THG will have two of its own cargo planes live, branded with the “THG Air” livery, operating out of Manchester Airport, where THG has its headquarters.
The partnership with Singapore Airlines comes as THG continues to expand its global distribution centers. In recent months, THG has opened three new centres opened in the U.S.A., one in Singapore and one in India. A further six overseas distribution centres are planned before the end of the year.