DHL Aviation EEMEA B.S.C. (C)
IATA ICAO Callsign
ES[1] DHX[1] DILMUN[1]
Founded1979
AOC #BH-03
HubsBahrain International Airport
Secondary hubsDubai International Airport
Focus citiesBeirut, Cairo, Amman, Baghdad, Jeddah, Riyadh, Asmara, Djibouti, Nairobi, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, DWC, Karachi, Lahore, Bangalore, Hong Kong
Fleet size10
Destinations26
Parent companyDHL
HeadquartersMuharraq, Bahrain
Key people
  • Capt. Michael Farrell
  • Gavin Staines
  • Reynel Rivera
  • Steve O'Shea
  • Yaver Rashid
  • Vanessa Thornton
Employees265
Websitewww.dhl.com

DHL International Aviation ME (Correct name DHL Aviation EEMEA B.S.C. (C), and sometimes branded as SNAS/DHL) is a cargo airline based in Bahrain. It employs 265 workers to dispatch, fly and maintain a fleet of Boeing 767 freighters operating under a Bahraini AOC. DHL International is the central platform for DHL Air Network Operations in the Middle East. It is wholly owned by Deutsche Post[2] and operates the group's DHL-branded parcel and express services in the Middle East and North Africa[3] as part of DHL Aviation. Its main base is Bahrain International Airport.[4]

History

The airline began dedicated cargo flights between Bahrain and Riyadh in 1979 with a Fokker F27 Friendship. In 1980, with demand for a reliable overnight service increasing, the Fairchild Metro were introduced. With its fast cruising speed of 250 knots, this aircraft proved to be ideal for this type of service and destinations soon expanded to include Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah. In 2004, larger jet aircraft were introduced with the deployment of 6 Boeing 727s. The Middle East is today connected into DHL's network via dedicated long haul flights from the US, Europe and Asia.[citation needed]

Destinations

A former DHL International Boeing 757-200PCF taxiing at Dubai International Airport in 2013
Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Bahrain Muharraq Bahrain International Airport Hub
 Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
 Djibouti Djibouti City Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport Focus city
 Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport Focus city
 Eritrea Asmara Asmara International Airport Focus city
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Focus city
 India Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport Focus city
 Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Focus city
 Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport Focus city
 Kenya Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Focus city
 Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport
 Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport Focus city
 Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport Focus city
 Pakistan Karachi Jinnah International Airport Focus city
Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Focus city
 Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport Focus city
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport Focus city
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport Focus city
Dubai Dubai International Airport Hub
Sharjah Sharjah International Airport

Fleet

Current fleet

A former DHL International Boeing 767-200BDSF at Bahrain International Airport in 2019

As of August 2023, the DHL International fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5][6]

DHL International fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Notes
Boeing 767-300ER/BCF 5
Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF 5
Eviation Alice 12 Deliveries from 2024[7]
Total 10 12

Former fleet

DHL International formerly operated the following aircraft:[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Beteiligungsliste/Participation list" (PDF). Jahresabschluss (HGB)/Annual Financial Statements (HGB). Deutsche Post AG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "DHL Airlines". DHL International GmbH. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "DHL Express confirms continuing presence at Bahrain Airport". Air Cargo News. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 5.
  6. ^ "DHL International Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "DHL EXPRESS SHAPES FUTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE AVIATION WITH THE ORDER OF FIRST-EVER ALL-ELECTRIC CARGO PLANES FROM EVIATION". DHL. 2 August 2021. Archived from the original on 3 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 30 April 2021.

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