DHL launches intra-European airline to meet e-commerce demand

A mustard-colored DHL cargo plane touches down on a runway.

DHL Express on Monday launched a new cargo airline to add capacity and faster transit for its cross-border express network in Europe as demand for express package shipments continues to grow.

DHL Air Austria, based at the Vienna airport, will have a fleet of 18 Boeing 757 converted freighters imported from DHL’s former U.K. operation and about 176 pilots, the company said.

The new in-house airline is part of a restructuring within the DHL Aviation organization. Earlier this year, DHL decided to...

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