DHL Express plans to take on six new Boeing 777F-200 cargo aircraft this year, the first of which is already parked up at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
The six aircraft are part of the 14 new 777Fs ordered by the company in 2018. The first four were delivered in 2019, and four more will enter into service in 2021, completing the order. The first plane of 2020 will be operated by Kalitta Air, one of DHL’s partners.
The ultimate goal is to renew DHL’s intercontinental fleet, replacing older models. The 777F has the longest flight range of any widebody freighter, helping the company to meet both volume and efficiency demands for international shipping.
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“With the modernization of our intercontinental fleet, we can simultaneously enhance our proven ability to meet growing demand, improve our environmental footprint and deliver best quality service to our customers,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express.
“We are pleased to continue demonstrating to partners and customers alike how these advancements stand to elevate the entire express logistics industry while bringing us closer to achieving our Strategy 2025 goals.”
DHL’s Strategy 2025 is an investment of €2 billion to digitalise the company’s operations, as well as focusing on sustainability and e-commerce.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group