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European Air Transport Leipzig
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedNovember 2005 (as a maintenance organisation)
Commenced operations26 March 2010
HubsLeipzig/Halle Airport
Fleet size38
Parent companyDHL
HeadquartersSchkeuditz, Germany
Key people
    • Markus Otto
    • Adam Pradela
    • Geoffrey Kehr[2]

European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH, often shortened to EAT Leipzig or EAT-LEJ, is a German cargo airline with its head office and main hub on the grounds of Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz.[2] It is wholly owned by Deutsche Post[3] and operates the group's DHL-branded parcel post and express mail services. It also provides ad hoc charter services including livestock transport.


The company dates from a merger agreement of 10 February 2010, which involved European Air Transport N.V. Brussels. That company was incorporated by the European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH and merged with it.[4] European Air Transport Leipzig employs around 450 pilots and 480 technical personnel. Newly hired pilots are employed by either one of the subcontractors (ACL / DHL UK) or EAT Gmbh with a Leipzig-based contract. The airline also operates a number of routes for British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, Lufthansa and Amazon.[5]


EAT Leipzig facilities at Leipzig/Halle Airport

European Air Transport operates services to Europe, Middle East and Africa as part of the DHL Aviation network. Besides over 75 smaller "air gateways", the major operational bases of DHL Aviation in Europe are:[6]

Country City Airport Notes
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport Hub
Czech Republic Brno Brno–Tuřany Airport
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Leipzig Leipzig/Halle Airport Hub
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Airport
Porto Porto Airport
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Vitoria-Gasteiz Vitoria Airport
Sweden Örebro Örebro Airport
United Kingdom East Midlands East Midlands Airport
London Heathrow Airport
Luton Airport


EAT Leipzig Boeing 757-200F
Airbus A300-600RFs make up most of the EAT Leipzig fleet.
EAT Leipzig Airbus A330-200F

Current fleet

As of January 2024, the European Air Transport Leipzig corporate fleet consists of the following aircraft.[7] Additionally, several smaller aircraft are operated under contract for EAT Leipzig and DHL respectively by airlines such as Swiftair and West Atlantic UK.

EAT Leipzig fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 24
Airbus A330-200F 3
Airbus A330-300P2F 2
Boeing 757-200PCF 9
Total 38

Former fleet

European Air Transport Leipzig former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 757-200PF 1[7] 2010 2016 transferred to DHL Air UK
Boeing 757-200SF 11[7] 2010 2018

See also


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 21 |December 2009, made public on 23 December 2009
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 26 March 2010, made public on 31 March 2010
  5. ^ DHL's European Air Transport (EAT) airline under new license. Archived 25 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Press Release, 31 March 2010
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "EAT Leipzig Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 6 January 2024.

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