DHL completes relocation to Bahrain

DHL has officially inaugurated its aviation regional head office in Bahrain following the transfer of two main aviation service centres from Africa and Europe.
Central thinking: new hub will serve the EEMEA region.
Central thinking: new hub will serve the EEMEA region.

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DHL has officially inaugurated its aviation regional head office in Bahrain following the transfer of two main aviation service centres from Africa and Europe.

The facility will act as a head office for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region and is hoped to allow the company to focus more acutely on customer's needs. The head office was inaugurated under the patronage of the Civil Aviation Affairs.

"Due to the evolution and fast development of the aviation sector in the area, we saw it to be more effective to have Aviation run by one expanded senior management team in a single location," said Mick McEwen, DHL regional director for EEMEA Aviation.

The move entailed the merger of operations of the Harare and Brussels-based centres to form one central base in Bahrain. In the newly formed EEMEA region, DHL operates 44 aircraft flying approximately 54,000 block hours annually. Meanwhile, the Middle East aviation network division operates 16 aircraft, which covers roughly 20 cities including Jeddah, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Baghdad, Lahore and Kabul.

"The centralisation will allow DHL Aviation EEMEA to focus more on the customers' needs and react quicker to market demands," McEwen added.

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