DHL Express upgrades fleet with new Boeing 777Fs

DHL Express: Boeing 777F

DHL Express continues to receive its new fleet of Boeing 777Fs with the first delivery of 2020 having recently landed at its base at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

In 2018, DHL ordered 14 new Boeing 777Fs, 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 the international courier’s partner airline Kalitta.

The renewal is part of the overall modernisation of the long-haul intercontinental fleet of the courier company and replaces older planes. The Boeing 777F 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.

“We’re excited to welcome more Boeing 777Fs to the DHL Express family this year,” said global CEO for DHL Express, John Pearson.

“With the modernisation 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.”

At the centre of its Strategy 2025, DHL Express focuses particularly on ‘E-commerce’ as a growth driver and ‘efficiency’ for further increasing its profit.

With a payload capacity of 102 tonnes and a range of 9,200 km, the 777F has the largest capacity and range of all twin-engine freighter aircraft.

DHL Express operates over 260 dedicated aircraft with 17 partner airlines on over 3.000 daily flights across 220 countries and territories.

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