DHL adds new Boeing 777 Freighters to its fleet


DHL has ordered 14 new Boeing 777 Freighter planes to expand its intercontinental fleet. The first of the 14 is operational and took its maiden flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), its home base. 

The new Boeing planes are set to replace the older intercontinental fleet. They are more fuel efficient and reliable, reducing CO2 emissions by 18% versus the aircraft being replaced. The older B747-400s aircraft will be gradually replaced as the new models arrive. Another three B777 F’s are scheduled to arrive this year. The fleet is operated by DHL partner Southern Air. The planes have a payload capability of 112 tonnes and a range of 9,200 km

“The delivery of our first Boeing 777 Freighter marks an important milestone in our mission to overhaul our intercontinental fleet. 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 sustainability strategy ‘zero emission by 2050’”. Said, John Pearson, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express.

Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group