DHL Express adds new European air freighters

DHL Express has agreed a new partnership with SmartLynx Malta to introduce two newly converted Airbus A321-200 narrow body air freighters to the DHL Express European air fleet.

The new aircraft will meet increased demand for express air cargo transportation. This has been led by increased growth in demand for cross-border e-commerce as well as protective and medical goods.

“We at DHL pride ourselves as the global industry pioneer when it comes to introducing new generation conversion freighter types to the market” says Geoff Kehr, SVP, global air fleet management, at DHL Express. “Continually modernizing our fleet with the most efficient and reliable cargo aircraft produced is vital to our success. Having led the world with the A330-300P2F development and successful implementation, it is only natural we would follow on by adding the smaller A321 family aircraft to our global freighter fleet”.