New Thai Airways deal supercharges UK-Asia courier service

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Heathrow Airport’s only on-site express courier handler, CFL, inked a three-year deal with Thai Airways (THAI), boosting courier capacity between the UK and the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

CFL Chief Executive Matthew Ware expressed his excitement.

“We are delighted to formalise this important partnership with THAI. Exporting is vital for the UK economy, and this deal will give UK businesses greater capacity and faster access to an already huge and growing market.”

THAI will now offer a unique courier product, built around CFL’s express handling capabilities, to its portfolio.

With few airlines in the APAC region offering a courier service, THAI’s additional capacity is set to create substantial opportunities for regional businesses in Asia eager to trade with the UK.

Following successful data exchange tests, CFL is now poised to receive inbound shipments, with export product handling slated to commence in August.

“THAI is already very strongly positioned to service the needs of local and regional businesses. The addition of a courier product increases their global reach by adding fast, reliable delivery of e-commerce products into the UK.

“We have actively pursued a strategy of building relationships with key airline partners in important economic regions, and this deal represents a significant step towards fulfilling that strategy.”

This strategic partnership not only promises to enhance the efficiency of UK exports but also underscores CFL’s commitment to expanding its global footprint, providing businesses with unparalleled access to international markets, reported Aviation Business News.

In related news, THAI renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with tech giant Amadeus. This strategic partnership aims to deliver a seamless and personalised travel experience, both online and on mobile platforms. THAI will enhance its website and mobile booking channels, ensuring a smoother and more intuitive journey for passengers.

In other news, THAI and Kuwait Airways (KAC) unveiled an exciting new codeshare agreement, set to revolutionise travel between Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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