DHL adds additional around-the-world flight

International express services povider, DHL, has announced significant enhancements to its intercontinental delivery capabilities, with the launch on 27 March of a new, additional roundthe-world flight connecting Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Leipzig, Germany. The services are enabled through the introduction of three new B777F freighters, operated by ACMI provider, Southern Air.


B777F freighters Southern Air


International express services povider, DHL, has announced significant enhancements to its intercontinental delivery capabilities, with the launch on 27 March of a new, additional roundthe-world flight connecting Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Leipzig, Germany. The services are enabled through the introduction of three new B777F freighters, operated by ACMI provider, Southern Air.

The transit time capability between Asia and Western US and Canada will be enhanced with a greater number of Asian origin locations, such as Penang and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as key trade hubs including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Manila and a significant number of cities throughout China benefiting from next-day connection into Los Angeles and much of Western US and Canada.

This represents the first time that customers in many Asian cities will be able to enjoy a one-day express delivery service with any carrier on this important intercontinental lane, DHL said. “The introduction of this new round-the-world flight by DHL, the international specialists, will bring unrivalled benefits to our customers in all sectors in Asia, Europe, the US and Canada, and deliver reduced transit times on some of the world’s most important
trade lanes,” said Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express. “The additional capacity, range and reliability of the B777F freighters, as well as the increased fuel efficiency they bring to our fleet, will complement the significant investments we have already made in our global network over the last year and reinforce DHL’s leading position in international time definite delivery.”