DSV, which provides global transportation and logistics, recently celebrated the expansion of its air charter network into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
The airport is operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. PMGAA consists of representation from Apache Junction, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Gila River Indian Community and Phoenix.
The May 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked DSV’s commitment to continue supporting customers within the fast-growing semiconductor industry in Arizona, according to a release.
The event was attended by Mesa Mayor John Giles and other local dignitaries, customers and community partners.
DSV’s new air charter route operating out of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is the first regularly scheduled air cargo charter in the area. It includes new air charter routes that will connect Arizona with Europe, along with a leased airport hangar and its own ground-handling equipment. It will support DSV’s customer base within the semiconductor industry in Arizona and enable cargo to move efficiently by avoiding congested airports elsewhere, the release states.
By facilitating the transportation of goods to and from Latin America, the new operations will also enhance existing cross-border services for customers and contribute to the continued growth of the region’s economy, the release states.
Arizona is also playing a more significant role in American trade and has become an important strategic hub for DSV.
“I am extremely excited to officially launch this new addition to our air charter solutions. The industrial developments we are seeing in Arizona right now are quite significant. This makes it a strategically important place for us to be, which is why we are now upscaling our operations in the area through the new air charter routes,” Niels Larsen of DSV said.
“With these new service offerings, DSV can provide more routes to LATAM and Mexico. Furthermore, the Mesa airport plays perfectly into our strategy of using tier-two airports to avoid long lead times, and it will also have a strong strategic importance for our ability to serve customers in the semiconductor segment. This will create some unique competitive advantages, and quite frankly, it will be a game-changer for us," Larsen said.
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