DHL Adds New Daily Cargo Flight to Offer Earlier Delivery, Later Pick-ups


Express service provider DHL officials today announced a new flight based out of Detroit Metro Airport they say will offer earlier delivery times and later pick-up times for Michigan importers and exporters.

“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,” says Thomas Naughton, CEO of Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The new Boeing 767-200 cargo flight will operate daily between the DHL Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Detroit, with a stop in Minneapolis to connect with freight routed to and from Canada. The flight is operated by Atlas Air Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, a provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services.

“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,” says Karsten Aufgebauer, senior vice president and general manager for DHL Express in the Midwest.

Aufgebauer says the new flight will benefit international customers in metro Detroit, as well as in mid- and western Michigan.

DHL offers national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air, and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. The company has more than 325,000 employees in 220 countries.​

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