FLORENCE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Air, Inc. announced today it is extending its partnership with DHL Express, the world’s leading international air express delivery provider, through a new Flight Services Agreement for the continued operation of four 777 freighters that Southern Air currently flies in support of DHL’s international air express network.
With this contract extension, in connection with DHL’s simultaneous 10-year aircraft lease agreement, Southern Air and DHL enter into a new, long-term cooperative agreement for the four 777 freighters. The aircraft are the most environmentally advanced, fuel efficient, wide-body freighters in the world, enabling DHL to more reliably serve customers with fewer stops, faster package transit times and competitive costs.
“We are honored to further strengthen our relationship with DHL and support the growing needs of its customers worldwide,” said Daniel J. McHugh, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Air. “Additionally, by utilizing the Boeing 777F, Southern Air is working together with DHL to support its global GoGreen initiatives to deliver sustainable value to the communities we serve.”
“Southern Air continues to be a highly reliable and efficient partner. They share our passion for performance excellence, superior customer service and environmental responsibility,” said Stephen Fenwick, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express Americas. “Southern Air’s hub operations, alongside ours, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport further enhance the efficiency needed to handle the continued growth in international shipments we are experiencing.”
About Southern Air
With its comprehensive, reliable and responsible approach, Southern Air serves the world’s largest intercontinental air cargo carriers and government agencies. Southern Air is the first ACMI operator in the world of the fuel efficient Boeing 777 Freighter and currently operates four such aircraft on an around-the-world basis for global express delivery provider DHL. Southern Air also operates 747-400F and 737 aircraft, and is a premier provider of safe, fuel efficient, intercontinental widebody ACMI/CMI services. Southern Air and its experienced team of aviation professionals deliver high quality services to global customers, meeting and exceeding their air cargo needs. For more information, please visit www.southernair.com.