AeroLogic (Leipzig/Halle), the joint cargo airline of DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo, yesterday (June 19) launched operations after receiving its AOC. The airline will initially serve the route Leipzig – Bahrain – Singapore – Delhi – Leipzig on weekdays and the route Leipzig – Tashkent – Hong Kong – Tashkent – Leipzig on weekends. By 2010, the airline will gradually expand the network to offer new direct connections to most of Asia’s major metropolitan areas.
The new airline will operate with eight leased new Boeing 777F freighters, the first four of which are expected to be delivered this year. The 777F has a maximum payload capacity of 103 tons and can fly distances of over 9000 km, which enables non-stop flights from AeroLogic’s home base of Leipzig/Halle to key Asian growth markets.