June 19, 2014:The idea was as simple as it was ingenious. DHL Express largely undertakes express operations during the working week, while Lufthansa Cargo's main business happens at the weekend. This proved the perfect starting point for synergies, so both companies decided to set up an airline together. The goal: to make the best use of aircraft capacities. What began as a bold vision is now the success story named AeroLogic.
The cargo airline, which is based in Schkeuditz at the airport of Leipzig-Halle (LEJ), started operations precisely five years ago and has been flying around the globe for DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo ever since. AeroLogic has experienced strong growth since its maiden flight on 29 June 2009 from Leipzig-Halle to Singapore via Bahrain. The fleet of brand new Boeing 777Fs increased in less than two years to eight freighters. "We now have one of the largest Boeing 777 freighter fleets worldwide", said Managing Director Ulf Weber. "Building this up from scratch with our team has been a strong achievement."
AeroLogic has safely and reliably operated 25,300 flights for parent companies DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo in the past five years. The Leipzig airline now has 21 destinations in 15 countries in its schedule. In the last five years AeroLogic served a total of 51 destinations on behalf of their customers and shareholders.
"When compared internationally, AeroLogic is synonymous with outstanding punctuality and maximum efficiency", said Marcus Niedermeyer, Director of Administration at AeroLogic. "We want to continue on this successful course into the future with our some 280 employees."