After 63 years of service, the early hours of March 28 saw the last night flights for transporting letter mail between northern and southern Germany.After 63 years of service, the early hours of March 28 saw the last night flights for transporting letter mail between northern and southern Germany.
  • Shift to Road Transport Reduces CO2 Emissions by 80%

Bonn, Germany — Deutsche Post, a staple in German postal services, Thursday officially retired its overnight airmail service after 63 years of operation. The final night flights, which facilitated the transportation of letter mail between northern and southern Germany, concluded in the early hours of March 28. This decision marks a significant shift in Deutsche Post’s operations, emphasizing the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Marc Hitschfeld, Chief Operations Officer at Deutsche Post, highlighted the need for this change, stating, “In times of climate change, airmail for domestic letters within Germany can no longer be justified.” The transition from air to road transport is expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. On the affected routes, the shift will result in an 80% decrease in emissions, aligning with broader environmental goals and demonstrating Deutsche Post’s proactive approach to addressing climate change challenges.

This move reflects a growing trend among companies worldwide to reevaluate and adapt their operational methods to be more environmentally friendly. Deutsche Post’s decision to cease its airmail service for domestic letters is a testament to the company’s dedication to sustainable practices and its role as a responsible corporate citizen in the fight against climate change.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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