Express company DHL Express said today it has launched daily air service connecting Detroit with its Americas air and ground hub in Cincinnati.
The Boeing 767 flight will operate between the two cities with a stop in Minneapolis to connect with freight routes to and from Canada, according to Plantation, Fla.-based DHL Express, the express unit of German transport and logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL. The flight is operated by Atlas Air, which provides aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance—known in the air cargo trade as "ACMI"—for its customers. DHL Express said the new flight will allow it to shorten delivery times and extend pick-up times by about one hour on average. International customers within Detroit and the surrounding areas, as well as in mid- and Western Michigan, will greatly benefit from the new service, DHL Express said. Firms operating in the automotive supply chain in and around the region will find the new service very beneficial, DHL Express said.
DHL ceased air and surface services wholly within the U.S. in January 2009. It uses its Cincinnati hub to connect the U.S. market to its 220-country network.