DHL adds Bangalore, Leipzig B777F service

DHL Express has announced the launch of a B777F freighter service between Bangalore and Leipzig, in response to what it says is the growing air cargo demand into and out of South India.


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DHL adds Bangalore, Leipzig B777F service

DHL Express has announced the launch of a B777F freighter service between Bangalore and Leipzig, in response to what it says is the growing air cargo demand into and out of South India. The freighter originates from Bangkok and Singapore, with the new service operating five times a week between Bangalore and DHL’s European hub in Leipzig, Germany. The freighter is operated by AeroLogic, the joint venture cargo airline of DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. “India continues to be a high growth market for DHL Express and there is specific focus on investing in infrastructure, network and people in India to augment growth,” said Malcolm Monteiro, senior VP & area director, South Asia, DHL Express. This includes investments to enhance service facilities and upgrade air connectivity from and into the country and together these investments will more than double the dedicated air network capacity of DHL into and out of India, he added. “South India is an important region in the country’s economy and the launch of the freighter at Bangalore is a key step towards facilitating growth in this region.” DHL Express also has in-house customs clearance facility at Bangalore for faster clearances into and from South India. R.S. Subramanian, country head, DHL Express India added: “It is our focus to align our network and services to the needs of our network capacity and will help our customers in South India enhanced transit times to Europe – which continues to be a key market across industries, especially for the textiles, automotive and leather industries. It will also provide improved connectivity from key Asian markets into South India.