DHL Express last week opened its expanded EUR22 million facility located within the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, India.
Spanning over 112,000 square feet, the new gateway is more than four times larger than the previous facility and the largest airside handling facility for DHL Express in India.
At full capacity, this new and expanded facility can handle over 90,000 tonnes of shipment per year and will provide support to India’s robust trade driven by the exponential growth in the e-commerce sector.
The new Indian hub currently connects both South and West India to over 220 countries and territories through DHL’s global network with 11 operated intercontinental freighters, 30 international commercial airlines and 70 domestic flights on a weekly basis.
An additional six freighters will join the current fleet by November 2021, bringing the total number of aircraft operating through Bengaluru to 17.
The hub’s primary export trade lanes include North America and Europe, whilst Asia Pacific and Europe are the key import trade lanes, supporting the transport of goods in the electronics, automotive, life sciences & medical, and fashion industries.
“The Bengaluru Gateway is part of our EUR750 million investment to bolster our infrastructure in Asia Pacific and enhance connectivity for countries and businesses,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
With strong international imports and exports driving the increasing cargo volume in Bengaluru, our new facility supports Bengaluru’s strategy to provide capacity of one million tons at its airport in the next few years.”