Bonn, Germany - Freighter operator DHL Express took delivery of the first of six Boeing 777F-200 as part of its fleet renewal plan to be completed by 2025.
The first Boeing 777-200 of the worldwide cargo operator arrived at the Cincinnati International Airport, where it will be stationed. The aircraft will be operated by DHL Express’ American partner Kalitta Air.
The German operator ordered 14 Boeing 777F in 2018 of which four delivered in 2019, and six will be delivered this year and the remaining four next year.
The acquisition of new planes is part of the company's overall fleet modernization by replacing older planes in its long-haul intercontinental fleet.
With the modernization of our intercontinental fleet, we can simultaneously enhance our proven ability to meet growing demand, improve our environmental footprint and deliver the best quality service to our customers,
John Pearson, chief executive of DHL Express, said.
DHL has made its mark time and time again with innovative solutions and technologies. We are pleased to continue demonstrating to partners and customers alike how these advancements stand to elevate the entire express logistics industry while bringing us closer to achieving our Strategy 2025 goals,
Boeing 777F has the largest cargo room and flight range of all twin-engine freighter aircraft with a payload capacity of 102 tons and a range of 4962 nautical miles (9,200 km).
DHL Express operates 3.000 daily flights on 260 freighters with 17 partner operators across the world.