Take off to Strategy 2025 goals: DHL Express upgrades its fleet with six new Boeing 777 Freighters this year

  • First delivery of
    2020 batch accomplished, recent 777F touched down at its operational home base
    Cincinnati last Thursday
  • DHL continues
    strengthening its intercontinental network by renewal of its long-haul aircraft
  • State-of-the-art
    aircraft also supports the Group's goal of improving its carbon footprint

BONN, GERMANY / CINCINNATI, US - Media OutReach - February 24,
2020 - DHL Express, the world's
leading international express service provider, is receiving six new
Boeing 777F-200 cargo aircraft this year. The first of these planes to come in 2020
landed last Thursday at its future base
of operations, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). In 2018
DHL ordered 14 new Boeing 777F, with four delivered in 2019, six to come this
year and the remaining four to be taken into service in 2021. The current freighter
will be operated by DHL Express' partner airline Kalitta. The renewal is part
of the overall modernization of the long-haul intercontinental fleet of the
courier company and replaces older planes. The Boeing 777F is equipped with top-of-the-line
fuel-efficient technology and features the longest range at full payload of any
widebody freighter aircraft.  This allows
DHL to operate with higher efficiency while meeting the increasing global
demand for express logistics service.

 DHL Express is receiving six new Boeing 777F-200 cargo aircraft this year, equipped with top-of-the-line fuel-efficient technology and features the longest range at full payload of any widebody freighter aircraft.

"We're excited to welcome more Boeing 777Fs
to the DHL Express family this year," says John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. "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. DHL has made its mark time
and time again with innovative solutions and technologies. 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."


In the center of its Strategy 2025 DHL Express
focusses particularly on 'E-commerce' as a growth driver and 'efficiency' for
further increasing its profit. With a payload capacity of 102 tons and a range
of 9,200 km, the B777F has the largest capacity and range of all twin-engine
freighter aircraft. They are also more fuel-efficient, reliable than older planes
and reducing CO2 emissions by 18 per cent. DHL Express operates over 260
dedicated aircraft with 17 partner airlines on over 3.000 daily flights across
220 countries and territories.


"We expect further
growth in cross-border e-commerce trade and, as a result, increased demand for our
express logistics services and expertise in intercontinental deliveries," says
Travis Cobb, EVP Global Network Operations and Aviation at DHL Express. "With
the new Boeing 777Fs, we can increase our intercontinental connections while
reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. This enables us to continue to
provide customers with the excellent quality they've come to expect from us
while we work to expand our global services."


You can find the
press release for download as well as further information on 

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