DHL Aviation is a division of DHL (owned by Deutsche Post) responsible for providing air transport capacity. It is not a single airline but a group of airlines that are either owned, co-owned or chartered by DHL Express. Deutsche Post World Net fully rebranded to Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) in 2009.
DHL currently owns six main airlines, which provide services in various global regions:
- European Air Transport Leipzig (EAT Leipzig) is responsible for the major part of the network for Europe, and for long haul services to the Middle East and Africa. From its hub at the Leipzig/Halle Airport it operates a fleet of Boeing and Airbus freighters.
- DHL Air UK (DHL Air) is based at East Midlands Airport, was purchased by DHL in August 1989 and has since July 2000 been operating a fleet of Boeing 757 Freighters on intra European services and a fleet of new built Boeing 767 freighters, primarily on transatlantic routes.
- DHL Aero Expreso is the subsidiary in Central and South America Hub in Tocumen, Panamá, operating a fleet of Boeing 737-400, 757-200 and 767-300 freighters in Central and South America, as well as serving destinations in the Caribbean and Florida.
- SNAS/DHL (DHL International) handles Middle East destinations from its headquarters and main regional hub at Bahrain International Airport, operating a fleet of Boeing 767 freighters. The fleet is deployed throughout the Middle East and in Africa.
- Blue Dart Aviation is based at Chennai International Airport, India, with a fleet of Boeing 757 freighters. It provides services for the Indian network of DHL and regional charters.
- DHL Air Austria is based at Vienna International Airport, Austria, with a fleet of Boeing 757 freighters.
DHL also owns the following smaller subsidiary airlines:
- DHL de Guatemala, Guatemala City
- DHL Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador
- DHL Aviation South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, with a fleet of ATR 72-200F operated by Solenta Aviation, Johannesburg, South Africa
- AeroLogic, Leipzig, Germany (50%).
- Polar Air Cargo, Purchase, New York, United States (49%).
- Tasman Cargo Airlines, Sydney, Australia (49%).
- Vensecar Internacional, Caracas, Venezuela (49%).
As of September 2022, the DHL Aviation fleet currently consists of the following aircraft:
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