DHL adds flights

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DHL Express has introduced an additional next-day intercontinental flight between Asia-Pacific and the US and another from the US to the Middle East to help meet growing demand for services on these lanes.

Chief executive Ken Allen said: “In upgrading our global infrastructure we are delivering on our promise to be the world’s leading international cross-border express brand. We are thereby helping our customers get their goods significantly faster to their markets and making it easier for companies to access key industrial production centres.”

The additional daily intercontinental route from Hong Kong to Cincinnati is a response to increasing demands for services from South China and Hong Kong to North America.

The new direct route connecting Cincinnati and Bahrain shortens delivery time by one day.

DHL Express is investing $175m in a new hub at Shanhai’s Pudong airport. The North Asia Hub is situated at an airside location in the west cargo area of the airport. The 57,000 sqm hub will be built on a total land area of 88,000 sqm, equipped with automated sorting systems. It is expected open in early 2012.

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