The DHL company made an investment of one billion pesos to start cargo operations in its controlled warehouse at Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA).
This Tuesday, the company celebrated the arrival of the inaugural flight of a plane from Cincinnati, United States; which will land every afternoon at the AIFA, starting today, carrying around 47 tons of cargo.
Antonio Arranz, CEO of DHL Express in Mexico, explained that three planes will arrive daily at AIFA, each with a capacity of 40 tons of merchandise. In the morning a flight will arrive from Mexico City; at noon one from Guatemala; and in the afternoons, the flight that comes from Cincinnati. Therefore, the audited warehouse will operate 24 hours a day.
“In May, the flight from Guatemala will arrive and in June the other flight from Mexico City. The Cincinnati flight will arrive starting today,” Arranz said.
This investment allows DHL to expand its operational capacity, have customs facilities and make more connection routes. DHL is the first company to begin the migration of cargo operations from the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to AIFA, as ordered by the presidential decree of February 2.
Cargo airlines have until June to pull their operations out of Benito Juárez airport. The company will move 80 tons of cargo from the AICM; and with the Cincinnati flight they add 120 tons of cargo per day at AIFA.
How many jobs could be generated?
The DHL warehouse has the capacity to receive 3 thousand pieces per hour, but the company’s intention is to grow up to 9 thousand pieces per hour. “We are convinced of the potential of Mexico. To transform challenges into opportunities. In January 2022 we were the first company to compete to operate a fiscal warehouse in the AIFA that, in a first stage, It will give us greater connectivity in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexicothe Bajío, Puebla, Querétaro and the South of the country,” said Arranz.
The DHL audited warehouse will generate 280 new jobs. And it is located 15 kilometers from the company’s operations center in the north of the city from where it connects with Hidalgo, Querétaro, the State of Mexico, Puebla and Mexico City.
Arranz specified that only 10% of the goods transported by DHL will remain at the AICM, since these are moved in the belly of passenger planes. He also announced that, in the coming years, the company will invest 12 billion pesos in the country in other projects to expand its operations.
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