Five new direct commercial flights added to DHL network for enhanced services and increased Asia Pacific - US capacity

DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, announced the introduction of five new direct overnight flights from key Asia Pacific markets directly into DHL’s International Gateway located at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The new flights will increase the air capacity of DHL’s global transportation network by eight tons daily, enhancing DHL’s ability to serve current and new customers along the fast-growing US-Asia Pacific trade lane.

DHL’s new flights to New York’s JFK Airport consist of two daily direct flights from DHL’s Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong, and one direct flight each from DHL’s hubs in Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; and Taipei, Taiwan.

In 2004, the Asia Pacific-US trade lane accounted for US$533 billion in exports to the US. The new direct DHL flights to New York significantly increase cargo capacity on air routes from Asia Pacific to the US East coast to meet customer demand, and underscore DHL’s ongoing commitment to providing the most extensive international air express network for customers throughout Asia Pacific and the US. With the addition of these new flights, DHL customers will also benefit from enhanced next day express services to the US using DHL International Document Service and DHL Worldwide Priority Express; later cut-off times, and earlier delivery times for shipments originating in Asia Pacific and destined for the greater New York/New Jersey area.

‘DHL’s unmatched global transportation network, and our undisputed market leadership in Asia Pacific, enables us to adapt our services to meet the needs of our US customers,’ said Fred Beljaars, Executive Vice President of Operations for DHL Express in the United States. ‘These five new direct trans-Pacific flights to New York further strengthen our ability to serve US customers importing goods from Asia Pacific, such as those in the highly competitive fashion and apparel industries in New York City. That flexibility is key as we work to offer DHL customers a superior customer experience every day,’ continued Beljaars.