DB Schenker USA Launches Global Flight Operations Program to Provide Additional Air Cargo Capacity to Europe

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New program includes charter flights operating three times a week connecting Chicago, and Atlanta, with Frankfurt, Germany and other Central European markets

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With this new Global Flight Operations Program, DB Schenker USA can offer a dedicated solution to our customers

DB Schenker has launched a new Global Flight Operations Program, connecting Atlanta and Chicago with Frankfurt, Germany and other surrounding Central European markets. The new flights, which will operate three times a week via full and part charter flights, will provide much-needed air freight capacity for an industry severely impacted by the many passenger flights cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Covid-19-pandemic required us to take bold steps as a means to support our client needs and maintain continuity throughout the global supply chain,” said John McDonald, Senior Vice President, Head of Air Product USA. ”Our Global Flight Operations are a demonstration of our capability and commitment to providing stability during volatile times. I am very proud of our team and the excellent work they do every day to support our customers.”

The Global Flight Operations Program connects Atlanta with Frankfurt, Germany, each Sunday, and Chicago with Frankfurt every Thursday and Sunday. These flights will connect the U.S. with Germany and other Central European markets. Other markets currently using the Global Flight Operations Program include Mumbai and Dubai.

“With this new Global Flight Operations Program, DB Schenker USA can offer a dedicated solution to our customers,” added Bill Heaney, DB Schenker Chief Commercial Officer, USA. “We can further leverage our global footprint to keep the supply chain in motion during these uncertain times.”

Benno Forster, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations and Procurement Americas, explains, “The B747F aircraft utilized for the Chicago and Atlanta to Frankfurt, Germany operations, is the perfect answer for the current market capacity shortage. Be it temperature-controlled or oversized freight, these aircraft will continue to offer reliable service on the Trans-Atlantic market for the remainder of 2020 and beyond if demand continues at its present rate. This service will be in addition to other major commercial block space agreements DB Schenker holds with preferred airline partners,” he added.

DB Schenker Air Freight introduced full charter flights earlier this year to overcome capacity shortages and peak demand during the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, DB Schenker has provided 1,190 charter flights securing much-needed air cargo capacity for its customers in this challenging market environment. Among these were 72 DB Schenker Airbridge flights, using Boeing 767 passenger aircraft provided by its partner, Icelandair.

For more information about DB Schenker, visit http://www.dbschenker.com/usa.

About DB Schenker USA
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated Logistics Service Providers in the United States, with over 7,200 employees in 47 branches and 60 logistics centers providing over 17 million sq. ft. of distribution operations to its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source.

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