DHL Introduces Boeing 767 Cargo Service in Detroit - Global Trade Magazine
  October 15th, 2015 | Written by

DHL Introduces Boeing 767 Cargo Service in Detroit

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  • New DHL service in Detroit enables earlier delivery times and later pick-up times.
  • DHL exec: New service in Detroit are to accommodate volumes being generated by automotive companies.
  • New DHL service in Detroit is operated by Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide.

DHL, the international express services provider, has announced a new flight that enhances service for U.S. importers and exporters based in Michigan.

Stationed at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the new Boeing 767-200 cargo flight enables DHL to provide earlier delivery times and later pick-up times, by one hour on average.

“International customers within Detroit and the surrounding areas, as well as in mid- and western Michigan, will greatly benefit from the new service,” said a company statement.

The Boeing 767-200 flight operates daily between the DHL Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) and Detroit, with a stop in Minneapolis to connect with freight routed to and from Canada. It is operated by Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services.

“Our expanded service window and the additional capacity of this aircraft are essential to accommodate the increasing volumes that are being generated by major automotive companies and suppliers as well as other businesses based in the region,” said Karsten Aufgebauer, senior vice president and general manager for DHL Express in the midwest. “We are continually enhancing our U.S. network capabilities to ensure consistent, reliable service to our customers in the 220 countries and territories we serve.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome DHL to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said airport CEO Thomas Naughton. “While carriers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport offer exceptional passenger service, providing access for cargo airlines to also deliver robust international freight service is critically important to the business and industry of our entire region.”

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