Southern Air turns to DHL for spares

DHL announced it has been chosen by Southern Air Inc., a US-based cargo airline, as its preferred international express delivery provider. Under the agreement DHL Express will now provide express transportation of Southern Air aircraft-related parts to and from the US in support of its global operations. “In our industry, time is literally money – […]


DHL announced it has been chosen by Southern Air Inc., a US-based cargo airline, as its preferred international express delivery provider. Under the agreement DHL Express will now provide express transportation of Southern Air aircraft-related parts to and from the US in support of its global operations.

“In our industry, time is literally money – any delay in delivery of a part for a scheduled maintenance or repair could result in significant losses and diminished credibility with commercial and government customers,” said Dan McHugh, CEO of Southern Air. “DHL Express is a natural fit as a partner to help keep our maintenance and repair operation running smoothly due to its global expertise, expedited customs clearance, and worldwide coverage.”

DHL Express will support Southern Air’s global maintenance operations by providing door-to-door international express delivery of spare parts to and from Southern Air facilities, its vendors and Southern Air operating bases. Southern Air has airline vendor locations all over the world, as well as its own facilities and offices in the US (Norwalk, CT); Liege, Belgium; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Seoul, Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sharjah, UAE and Bangkok, Thailand. Urgent parts shipments required for aircraft operation are expedited by DHL from parts warehouses directly to aircraft maintenance personnel.