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After more than 63 years, Deutsche Post has stopped carrying letters by airplane to cut bills and cut back its carbon footprint, and the last airplane took off from Berlin shortly after heart of the night and flew to Stuttgart.

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Among the last flights, the early hours of March 28 saw the last in a single day flights by Eurowings and Tui Flit transporting letters to and from northern and southern Germany on the routes Stuttgart-Berlin, Hanover-Munich and Hanover-Stuttgart.

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Marc Hitschfeld, Chief Operations Officer of DHL Community’s Post & Parcel Germany division : “We cease the period of in a single day letter airmail with mixed feelings.

“In events of native weather swap, airmail for domestic letters within Germany can no longer be justified – also because there is no longer one of these thing as an extended the identical urgency associated with letter mail as in decades previous.

“So on the one hand, the kill of domestic airmail is correct kind news for the atmosphere. On the different hand, the kill of in a single day airmail closes a chapter of postal historical previous which many Deutsche Post workers comprise identified with for decades.”

Dayna Harap