DHL Aviation

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DHL Aviation
Industry Express Logistics,
Air freight
Founded 1969
Headquarters Bonn, Germany
Owner Deutsche Post
Parent DHL Express
Website DHL Express Division - Aviations

DHL Aviation is a division of DHL Express (owned by Deutsche Post DHL) responsible for providing air transport capacity. It is not a single airline but refers to several airlines owned, co-owned or chartered by DHL Express. In 2009, Deutsche Post World Net rebranded to Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL).


Deutsche Post owns five main airlines, which provide services by region:

  • European Air Transport Leipzig is responsible for the major part of the European network and for longhaul services to the Middle East and Africa. From its hub at the Leipzig/Halle Airport it operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 757 Freighters and 16 Airbus A300-600 Freighters. With 3 A300-600 on order (from Maximus Air Cargo).
  • DHL Air UK is based at East Midlands Airport, was purchased by DHL in 1989, and has since 2000 been operating a fleet of 22 Boeing 757-200SF freighters on intra-European services and a fleet of four new-built Boeing 767-300ERF Freighters, primarily on trans-atlantic routes.
  • DHL Aero Expreso is the subsidiary in Central and South America Hub in Tocumen, Panamá City, Panamá , operating a fleet of Boeing 727-200 and 757-200 Freighters in Central- and South America, as well as serving destinations in the Caribbean and Florida.
  • SNAS/DHL handles Middle East destinations from its headquarters and main regional hub at Bahrain International Airport, operating a fleet of Boeing 727-200 and 757-200 freighters. The fleet is deployed throughout the Middle East and in Africa.
  • Blue Dart Aviation, is based at Chennai Airport, Chennai, India, with a fleet of 5 Boeing 757 Freighters and 3 Boeing 737 Freighters. It provides services for the Indian network of DHL and regional charters.[1]
Air Contractors Airbus A300-200F, flown for DHL, landing at London Heathrow Airport. (2010)
Blue Dart Aviation Boeing 757-200(SF)

It also owns the following smaller airlines:

Deutsche Post also has stakes in the following airlines, some of which also operate under the DHL brand or livery:[2]


DHL Express's global headquarters are part of the Deutsche Post headquarters in Bonn.

DHL Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Operator
Airbus A300-600RF 29 0 10 - Air Hong Kong
19 - European Air Transport Leipzig
ATR 42-300F 3 0 1 - Aero Express Del Ecuador
1 - DHL de Guatemala
1 - Vensecar Internacional
Boeing 727-200F 6 0 3 - Transmile Air Services
3 - Vensecar Internacional
Boeing 737-200CF 1 0 Blue Dart Aviation
Boeing 737-400SF 4 4 3 - Air Contractors
5 - Southern Air[3]
Boeing 747-400 (BCF) 11 0 3 - Air Hong Kong
2 - Kalitta Air
6 - Atlas Air[4]
Boeing 747-8F 4 0 Atlas Air[5]
Boeing 757-200F 44 0 5 - Blue Dart Aviation
3 - DHL Aero Expreso
22 - DHL Air UK
3 - DHL International Aviation ME
11 - European Air Transport Leipzig
Boeing 767-200F 7 0 2 - DHL International Aviation ME
5 - Atlas Air
Boeing 767-300ERF 6 0 2 - Atlas Air
4 - DHL Air UK
Boeing 777F 12 0 8 - AeroLogic
4 - Southern Air
Tupolev Tu-204-100C 1 0 Aviastar-TU
Total 120 4


  1. ^ Blue Dart Aviation Fleet Details and History - Just Aviation
  2. ^ "Participation list" (PDF). Annual Financial Statements. Deutsche Post AG. Retrieved 2008-11-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]

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