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DHL Aviation
DHL Aviation
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Founded1969; 52 years ago (1969)
Fleet size184
Parent companyDHL
HeadquartersBonn, Germany
Boeing 757 - RIAT 2005

DHL Aviation is a division of DHL (owned by Deutsche Post) 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. Deutsche Post World Net rebranded to Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) in March 2009. In the United States, DHL Airways was renamed Astar Air Cargo, which in turn operated air freight services as a cargo airline for DHL until June 2012.


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

  • European Air Transport Leipzig (EAT Leipzig) is responsible for the major part of the network for Europe, and for long haul services to the Middle East and Africa. From its hub at the Leipzig/Halle Airport it operates a fleet of Boeing and Airbus freighters.[1]
  • DHL Air UK (DHL Air) is based at East Midlands Airport, was purchased by DHL in 1989, and has since 2000 been operating a fleet of Boeing 757 freighters on intra European services and a fleet of new built Boeing 767 freighters, primarily on trans atlantic routes.[2]
  • DHL Aero Expreso is the subsidiary in Central and South America Hub in Tocumen, Panamá, operating a fleet of Boeing 737-400, 757-200 and 767-300 Freighters in Central and South America, as well as serving destinations in the Caribbean and Florida.
  • SNAS/DHL (DHL International) handles Middle East destinations from its headquarters and main regional hub at Bahrain International Airport, operating a fleet of Boeing 767 freighters.[3] The fleet is deployed throughout the Middle East and in Africa.
  • Blue Dart Aviation, is based at Chennai International Airport, India, with a fleet of Boeing 757 Freighters. It provides services for the Indian network of DHL and regional charters.[4]

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:[5]

DHL Aviation announced the relocation of one of their main hub operations from Bergamo to Milan Malpensa Airport in March 2021, where DHL opened new logistics facilities.[8]


A DHL Airbus A300-600RF formerly operated by Air Contractors.
A DHL ATR 42-320F operated by DHL de Guatemala.
A DHL Boeing 747-400F operated by Polar Air Cargo.
A DHL Boeing 777F operated by Southern Air.
A DHL ATR 72-200F operated by Solenta Aviation.

As of September 2021, the DHL Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft:[9]

See also


  1. ^ "EAT Leipzig Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "DHL Air Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "DHL International Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Blue Dart Aviation Fleet Details and History". Just Aviation.
  5. ^ "Participation list" (PDF). Annual Financial Statements. Deutsche Post AG. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2008. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "AeroLogic Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Please verify your request". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "DHL finds new home in Italy" Check |url= value (help). 25 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "DHL Fleet Details and History". Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Boeing 777: Orders and Deliveries (updated monthly)". The Boeing Company. September 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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