UPS has circled Monday 21st December as its busiest day of the year, when it predicts it will deliver some 22 million packages worldwide – 40 per cent more than daily volumes on a normal day.
This compares to reports earlier in the week from FedEx, which said its busiest day of the year will be Wednesday 16th December when it predicts it will see an 18 per cent rise in the volume of packages it delivers.
UPS said it will deliver approximately 400 million packages around the world in the four week run up to Christmas, up slightly on the 2008 holiday season.
UPS Airlines will fly more than 330 additional flights per day globally during the four days leading up to Friday 25th December. The company’s highest volume day for handling air express packages will be Wednesday 23rd December, when it will deliver more than six million air packages.