Flying the Flag

by BTM

Tue, 01 October 2019

DHL in bahrain

German logistics giant DHL has renewed its commitment to the Kingdom with the extension of its lease at Bahrain International Airport, which is its regional hub.

Earlier this year the company also welcomed the first of 14 new Boeing 777 freighters which made its first commercial flight – from its home base at Cincinnati to Bahrain.

At the time, John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express, told “This efficient, long-range and high-capacity freighter will enable us to serve even more markets with non-stop flights and significantly contributes to greater sustainability in line with our ‘zero emission by 2050’ sustainability strategy.”

With a payload capability of 112 tons and a range of 9,200km, the B777F has the largest capacity and range of all twin-engine freight aeroplanes. It is also more fuel efficient and reliable than older models, reducing CO2 emissions by 18 per cent compared with the aircraft being replaced.