DHL brings Boeing 777F into service

DHL’s first fuel efficient Boeing 777 Freighter has begun revenue services out of its Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport home base.

The Boeing 777 F is claimed to save around 18% on fuel per flight as against the aircraft it replaces. It has a capacity of 112 tons and a range of 9200km, and as such has the largest capacity of any twin engined freighter jet. DHL’s existing flight of B747-400s are being replaced as new 777s drive – three are to be delivered this year.

DHL is using the aircraft for intercontinental services between Leipzig, Cincinnati, Hong Kong and other hubs.

“The delivery of our first Boeing 777 Freighter marks an important milestone in our mission to overhaul our intercontinental fleet. This efficient, long-range and high-capacity freighter will enable us to serve even more markets with non-stop flights and significantly contributes to greater sustainability in line with our sustainability strategy ‘zero emission by 2050’ “, says John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express.


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