The Hut Group to launch ‘THG Air’ to bolster international operations

Matthew Moulding 2017

The Hut Group has bought two cargo planes with plans to launch an air freight service later this year to better facilitate its global distribution networks.

The pureplay retailer said it would look to launch ‘THG Air’ in October, following “successful trials” of the service earlier in the year.

The two planes will be operating out of Manchester Airport, near the retailer’s headquarters, and will “service THG’s global operations” with a particular focus on Asia.

The Hut Group has also announced a partnership with Singapore Airlines to charter more than 100 flights for its staff, to help reduce reliance on scheduled passenger flights, which have dwindled due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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