DHL Express puts new plane into service at Istanbul’s second airport
ISTANBULDHL Express has announced the beginning of operations of a second cargo airplane that will serve at Sabiha Gökçen Airport following a 10 million-euro investment.
The investment in the new cargo plane makes DHL Express the first international express air delivery company to fly from both sides of Istanbul.
“As a major investment in the end of 2014, we put into service our second plane that will operate from Sabiha Gökçen Airport in order to meet the higher demand we have seen from customers on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and nearby cities, primarily Bursa and Kocaeli,” said DHL Express Turkey CEO Markus Reckling.
As such, DHL Express has become the only international express air delivery company that flies from both sides of Istanbul, from both Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen.
DP DHL recently announced its global 2020 strategy, whose focus is achieving growth in emerging markets, where the group hopes to elevate its share of revenue from 22 to 30 percent. Eleven countries have been globally prioritized as part of this strategy, one of which is Turkey. As a part of the strategy, the company announced planned investments of 100 million euros in Turkey over the next five years.