DHL adds freighters to aircraft fleet

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DHL Express has added six Boeing 767 Extended Range Freighters to its fleet to replace the shared capacity of MD-11F aircraft currently provided through a joint venture with Lufthansa Cargo.

The 767 ERF has a payload capacity of 59 tonnes and a maximum range of 6,025 kilometres. They will be used on a number of routes including direct flights from East Midlands to Cincinnati and New York, as well as between the DHL Express continental hub at Leipzig and New York.

Charlie Dobbie, executive vice president, express network operations and aviation, said: “By introducing the Boeing 767ERF into our own DHL air fleet we are following our smart technology approach, which aims at achieving high efficiency gains through the use of the most modern technology available, wherever possible.”

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