Sunday 2 December 2012

DHL introduces 737-400 for operations in Nigeria.

Sky Watch Nigeria.

World market leader in sea and air mail DHL, has annouced the introduction of a new Boeing 737-400 aircraft for operations in Nigeria.

The move as described by the firm is set to strengthen its intra-African air network and improve connectivity between the country's major cities. The cargo aircraft is poised to operate out of Lagos, and will enhance movement to and from Nigeria.

In a statement by the Managing Director, DHL Express Nigeria, Mr. Randy Buday in Lagos on??? DHL reminded its customers that by this investment it remains committed to offering a dedicated air network in Africa.

The statement quoted Mr Buday saying, “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service offering. Previously, we were trucking the majority of our express consignments within Nigeria as there was little air cargo capacity available on the commercial carriers and their schedules were fitted around the needs of their passengers, rather than our requirements. The addition of this plane ensures we are able to deliver shipments overnight, with considerably improved security and greater reliability.”

Referring to Nigeria as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with emphasis on energy, agriculture, mining, and a continually growing retail market, Mr Buday pointed out that there was evidence of the regions importance and potentials.

Originally founded in 1969, DHL Express began operating in Nigeria 1979 using Lagos as the regional hub for its West Africa network. Included in the DHL fleet are two units of Boeing 727-400 and an ATR 42 aircraft, along with four other ATR aircraft based outside of Lagos, servicing 22 West African countries.


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