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Why No A-380 For DHL?  
User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1626 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Though UPS and FedEx have the first two slots in the U.S. market, DHL is larger on a world-wide scale.

Wonder why no A-380 order for them? How would it look in the yellow/red?!

Today, DHL is the world's largest and most experienced international air express network with service to 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories. DHL maintains its position as the world's leading international air express network by continually expanding and upgrading its network of offices, hubs and gateways.



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3834 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Perhaps DHL would be better suited with 777F's and 747F's!

I would like to see DHL to order a mix of 777F's and 744ADVF's (If the project goes ahead) in the future!

Is the A300F DHL's largest aircraft?


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Perhaps it's not in their habit to buy new planes , since they didn't do it yet.

User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Maybe they are awaiting Air Hong Kong to take delivery, being they are a minority stake holder in AirHKG, they want to see how they may fair prior to committing to an order themselves.

You can't get there from here.
User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 3087 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

As a DHL employee, let me answer this one - we didn't order the A380 because there are no routes where we could fill it. The A300 is plenty large enough for our needs. The express division doesn't fly heavy freight as a rule, unlike UPS and FED-X. Heavy freight goes via the DHL Danzas division using commercial airlines rather than DHL/Airborne/ABX equipment.

User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

I think ABX should get it and paint it in their "Big A" paint job. That would be one big A on the side! Astar could get one too.

User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 4):
Heavy freight goes via the DHL Danzas division using commercial airlines rather than DHL/Airborne/ABX equipment.

That's the point. DHL's fleet strategy is different from that of Fedex or UPS. The share of chartered aircraft is far bigger. Lots of smaller carriers fly for DHL in DHL colors. So the number of DHL airplanes that can be seen, is a little misleading as regards the size of their operations.

And if Fedex and UPS, each with a fleet of a fewa hundred airplanes, only buy 10 A380s each, it becomes pretty clear that this bird is too big for DHL ...

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