Dhaka : DHL Express, a leading international express service provider globally, commenced operations for the first-ever network flight to and from Bangladesh to carry the country's inbound and outbound shipments. The flight will also connect Bangladesh to more than 220 countries and territories via DHL's Bangkok hub.
The Boeing 737 freighter will be operated by Bangkok based airline K-Mile Asia five days a week offering a total of 180 tons of capacity, with an option to increase based on customer demand. The introduction of the network flight will help ensure consistent service levels are delivered to customers, as demand for air cargo capacity increases.
On the occasion, Sean Wall, Executive Vice President for Network Operations and Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, "Historically, trade has been a key driver for economic growth. According to the recent DHL Trade Growth Atlas, there are now new centers of trade emerging across South Asia, with Bangladesh especially proving to be a reliable export and import market. I am excited that we are playing our part in Bangladesh's economic growth story as we help to boost cross-border trade activities with this new international freighter."
Commenting on this milestone, Md Miarul Haque, Managing Director, DHL Express Bangladesh, said, "DHL Express has always contributed to the trade growth of Bangladesh. As the economy is growing rapidly, DHL wants to keep investing ahead of the curve so that we can continue supporting the growth trend of trade. We strongly believe that the new flight not only supports the growth of our export industry but also facilitates growth for a diversified economy. This inclusion of this flight will also give DHL a huge competitive advantage and strengthen its position as a market leader in Bangladesh."