Fleet Extension

by BTM

Thu, 02 July 2020

Fleet Extension

Two Boeing 767-300F aircraft have been added to the MENA air fleet at DHL Express. This increases DHL’s overall load capacity by over 25 per cent, servicing existing high-demand routes across the GCC, Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. The planes will be based at the company’s regional headquarters in Bahrain, thereby giving greater operational efficiency and capacities to meet the surge in customer demand. DHL Aviation Middle East and Africa head Richard Gale said: “In the past six years, in addition to almost doubling DHL Aviation touch points and boosting international flights to over 175 per week, we have consistently increased load capacities to vital trade links such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, East Africa and on our Asian lanes amongst others, to support the growing logistics needs of our clients for better cross-regional and global connectivity.” Along with DHL’s existing fleet of 767-200SFs operating in the region, the two new Boeings will bring its total fleet size to eight aircraft, while helping to significantly improve fuel efficiency and decreasing carbondioxide emissions.