I have 2 questions about DHL Worldwide Express...
1. Firstly, this may be the biggest joke in the forum but if the letters DHL are an acronym, what do they stand for? I've known about DHL forever but never heard the company referred to by any full name.
2.Can anyone say if the company has any kind of subsidiaries or anything to that effect?
You see, DHL provides daily service from Trinidad with Cessna 208 Caravan (POS-GND-?) and Cessna 402 (POS-GEO) aircrafts. Their ATC call-signs are usually "DHL 402" and "DHL 401" respectively. That's fine...
However, there is also daily service by Falcon 20 or B727-100 jets from Caracas, Venezuela (MTA - POS - BGI - ?) with the full DHL livery, but the ATC call-sign is always "Pensica 321."
(pronounce it with a Spanish accent!)
Initially, I thought that maybe DHL had leased a/c to a Venezuelan company but it now seems unlikely because 1 Falcon 20 and the B721 are Venezuelan registered (YV-876C & YV-846C respectively), another Falcon is US registered (N388AJ) and I've seen photos of DHL a/c with registrations from many different countries. This has led me to wonder if the company (this may not be the proper terms........) "gives out franchises" to different countries in order to ensure that
the majority of world destinations are covered by its service.
I would appreciate any help regarding this.
Thanks a lot