2008-02-03 - Aero Logic announced"AeroLogic" is DHL/LH cargo airline
Neue Frachtfluggesellschaft vorgestellt<br /> Charles Graham, Chief Executive Officer DHL Aviation, and Carsten Spohr, CEO and Chairman of Lufthansa Cargo AG, launched the new cargo carrier "AeroLogic" at an event in Frankfurt.
DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo each have a 50 per cent stake in AeroLogic, which will be based in Leipzig/Schkeuditz at Leipzig/Halle Airport. The AeroLogic logo will be emblazoned in grey and yellow on the fuselage of the Boeing 777-200LRFs with which the new airline will launch its operations next year. Speaking at the launch Carsten Spohr commented: "The name AeroLogic is perfectly suited to the aspirations and objectives we have set for the carrier. It is the culmination of a successful partnership that has existed for many years between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. The neutral brand symbolises our offer of competent and competitive transport services right across the air cargo sector."
Charles Graham expressed great satisfaction with the speed in which the airline was developed and prepared for launch. "The successful completion of the leasing agreement for the first eight Boeing 777-200LRFs marks an important milestone," said Graham. "We wanted the 777 model because it fulfils our stringent requirements for top quality performance and environmental efficiency. The first four aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2009. "That will enable us to gradually build up AeroLogic's route network. Four more freighters will follow in 2010, a further two in 2011. And we plan to add a reserve aircraft to the fleet in 2012."