Detroit debut for DHL freighter
12 / 10 / 2015
DHL has announced a new daily Boeing 767-200 freighter flight for Detroit Metropolitan Airport that upgrades the service for US importers and exporters based in Michigan.
The flight enables the express parcel and logistics operator to provide earlier delivery times and later pick-up times by one hour on average.
The freighter 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, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, and a longstanding aircraft partner with DHL.
International customers within Detroit and the surrounding areas, as well as in mid- and western Michigan, will benefit from the new service.
Karsten Aufgebauer, senior vice president and general manager for DHL Express in the Midwest, said: “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.”
“We are extremely pleased to welcome DHL to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said airport chief executive Thomas Naughton, who added: “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.”