FedEx is adding four Boeing 757 freighters to its northern European routes to enhance next-business-day service across eight European airports including Birmingham in the UK.
“By bringing four Boeing 757s into Northern Europe to operate these pivotal routes, we are underlining our ongoing commitment to the growth of our presence in Europe,” said Will Martin, managing director, UK FedEx Express Operations.
The extra capacity of the Boeing 757s will result in better services for heavyweight freight shipments of between 68kg and 1,000kg. Most notably, this service improvement enables customers to ship overnight, customs-cleared and door-to-door to the US East Coast.
Shipping times will improve in and out of Birmingham, Helsinki and Stockholm as well as their surrounding areas.
For inbound services, deliveries to Norway will arrive one business day earlier, while cut-off times for outbound services from Oslo improve by up to two hours.
“We are continually enhancing our services to give European customers unrivalled performance and coverage—the introduction of these aircraft offer them more time to prepare packages and get them to their destinations in the fastest time possible,” said Martin.
Introduction of the 757s will allow FedEx Express to cease two slower feeder services operated by smaller regional aircraft as well as an Airbus A300, as part of the ongoing process of modernizing its aircraft fleet.