PLANTATION, Fla.–DHL has announced a new Boeing 767-200 cargo flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport that enables the company to provide earlier delivery times and later pick-up times, equally by one hour on average, said the release. The service is aimed at international customers within Detroit and the surrounding areas, as well as in mid- and western Michigan.
“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,” said Karsten Aufgebauer, Senior Vice President and General Manager for DHL Express in the Midwest.
The Boeing 767-200 flight operates daily between the DHL Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) and Detroit, with a stop in Minneapolis to connect with freight routed to and from Canada. It is operated by Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome DHL to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said airport CEO Thomas Naughton. “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.”