DHL's new helicopter service will fly deliveries to Canary Wharf

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(Source: DHL Express UK)

DHL Express has launched a helicopter service which will fly deliveries between London's Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf, whittling down delivery times by skipping traffic jams.

The chopper will enable important documents to be transported between DHL's Heathrow base and the City in just 20 minutes, down from the two hours it would take by road.

This means packages sent from the United States can be put onto overnight flights from New York, Boston and Chicago, enabling DHL to guarantee next-day delivery.

"This new service from DHL Express offers even greater speed and reliability to our customers," John Pearson, chief executive of DHL Express Europe said.

"For the financial and professional services sector in particular, time really is money, so we are always looking for innovative, more efficient ways to move our customers' shipments."

The DHL helicopter is a Bell 206 Jet Ranger - which will be operated for DHL by Heli-Charter - and is able to transport over 300 kg of letters and packages.

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