Air, Freight News

DHL to buy 14 new freighters

[ July 16, 2018   //   ]

DHL Express announced an order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16 July, along with options and purchase rights for 7 additional aircraft. The delivery of the first four planes is expected to be completed in 2019. They are described as replacements for existing aircraft, and hence capacity neutral, but will bring significant cost, efficiency and reliability benefits. It adds that purchasing, as opposed to leasing the aircraft will improve the cost position of the DHL Express division.