DHL’s big Indian five
12 / 10 / 2011
DHL is tapping cargo demand out of south India with the launch of a five-times weekly 777 freighter service between Bangalore (India) and the integrator’s European hub in Leipzig (Germany).
Investments in the Indian market will more than double the dedicated air network capacity of DHL into and out of the country. DHL Express also has in-house customs clearance facility at Bangalore for faster clearances into and from South India.
The new freighter will be operated by AeroLogic, a joint venture cargo airline between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo.
“The freighter in Bangalore is a part of this focus in boosting our air 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,” RS Subramanian, country head, DHL Express India, said.