The logistics operator DHL, through its subsidiary DHL Express, has increased its air cargo capacity in seven provinces in Spain. The company has replaced its existing aircraft in Alicante and Santiago de Compostela to provide greater efficiency and speed on its international express service in the provinces of Alicante, Almeria, Murcia and the autonomous community of Galicia. “These investments in the DHL air fleet are aimed at addressing the significant growth in cargo that our customers in the North and East of Spain are experiencing, offering a faster, higher quality service,” said the CEO of DHL Express Iberia, Miguel Borrás. To date, DHL Express had one flight departing and arriving at Alicante airport, operated by an ATR72, capable of carrying six tonnes, which is now currently operated by a Boeing 737, with a capacity for 16 tonnes. This model of airplane improves service for customers in Alicante, Murcia and Almeria, according to the operator. In Galicia, the flight with departure and arrival at the airport in Santiago de Compostela was operated by an ATR42, with a storage capacity of 4.3 tonnes, and has been replaced by another model to accommodate six tonnes. Furthermore, a new aircraft connects the Alicante airport daily with the hub DHL Express has in Vitoria, which has direct connections to the distribution centres in Germany, the UK, Benelux, France and Italy. In addition, a link is also established from these points to the company’s entire international network.
Source: El Vigia
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