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Southern Air and DHL extend contract

Southern Air Boeing 777F

Southern Air announced it is extending its partnership with DHL Express through a new Flight Services Agreement.

The agreement includes the continued operation of four Boeing 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 Boeing 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.”

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