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DHL upgrades fleet with six new Boeing 777s

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Before the end of this year, DHL Express plans to modernise its fleet with six new Boeing 777F-200s. The first aircraft already landed at its home airport in Cincinnati last week. DHL ordered a total of 14 new freighters from the US aircraft manufacturer: four were already delivered in 2019, six are to follow this year and four more are planned for 2021. The new jets will replace the older members of the intercontinental fleet.

The establishment of a new DHL airline DHL Air Austria is already on track and the airline should be ready to fly by the end of 2021. DHL Air Austria is to be based near Vienna, mainly serving short- and medium-haul routes, and taking over all of DHL Air UK's B757 freighters in the medium term. In return, DHL Air UK, based in East Midlands, will then serve mainly the long-haul business for the North American and Asian markets in the future with additional B767-300F and B777-200F freighters. DHL has already ordered up to 10 B777-200Fs already on order, with deliveries to begin before the end of 2021. With the establishment of the new company, DHL Express will, in addition to EAT Leipzig, be involved in a total of 10 airlines in an air freight network that spans the globe.

"We are delighted to welcome additional Boeing 777 cargo aircraft to the DHL Express family this year," said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. "The modernization of our intercontinental fleet will enable us to respond even better to the growing demand for global express capacity, improve our environmental footprint and deliver the best quality of service to our customers".



May 25, 2021

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