DHL Express opens new international hub in Madrid

DHL Express has invested €93m to open a new international hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid. This new hub quadruples its capacity in Madrid and strengthens the position of Madrid as an important hub for international commerce, especially between Europe and Latin America.

The new 32,000 sq m hub has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 road movements each day, as well as 10 daily flights operated by DHL’s own aircraft, and 30 daily commercial flights servicing 20 international destinations, mostly in Latin America. Furthermore, the 14,500 sq m building, which includes offices, will facilitate the sorting of 24,500 packages per hour.

DHL Express has also been expanding its air fleet and announced in 2018 the purchase 14 new Boeing 777 air freighters and five Airbus A330s for a total owned air fleet of over 260 planes.

Source: DHL