DHL has reinforced its intercontinental fleet with the acquisition of a new Boeing 777 Freighter. With a payload capacity of 112 t and a range of 9,200 km, the B777-F entered into service on May 25 and is the first of 14 new models ordered to replace the older B747-400s aircraft. The new freight airplanes are also more fuel efficient and reliable than the older models.
“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.