Southern Air extends DHL B777F contract

ACMI airline Southern Air has extended its around-the-world B777F partnership with integrator DHL Express.
A new long-term flight services agreement will continue the operation of the four B777 freighters that Southern currently flies in support of DHL’s international air express network. 
DHL notes that the aircraft are the most environmentally-advanced, fuel-efficient, wide-body freighters in the world, enabling the express parcels and airfreight company to improve its reliability whilst serving customers with fewer stops, faster package transit times and competitive costs.
“We are honoured to further strengthen our relationship with DHL and support the growing needs of its customers worldwide,” says Daniel J McHugh, chief executive of Southern Air.
“Additionally, by utilising the B777F, Southern Air is working together with DHL to support its global GoGreen initiatives to deliver sustainable value to the communities we serve.”
Southern Air’s hub operations, alongside DHL’s, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, further enhance the efficiency needed to handle the continued growth in international shipments that DHL is experiencing, reveals Stephen Fenwick, chief executive of DHL Express for the Americas.
Southern Air is the first ACMI operator to offer the B777 freighter. It also operates B747-400F and B737 aircraft.
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