FedEx Express boosts capacity with UK-US trade flight

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FedEx Express has announced the launch of a new flight from the UK to the United States, to boost capacity for UK exporters wanting next-day delivery to America.

The flight which is operated using a Boeing 777 offers customers an expanded transatlantic parcel and e-commerce capacity.

It will add 626,000-lbs of additional capacity per week, to the FedEx Express transatlantic network, with 160,000-lbs dedicated to the UK alone. It operates four times per week, departing from Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) Airport in Paris, France, connecting to hubs at East Midlands Airport (EMA), UK, and Indianapolis (IND), US.

FedEx Express now operates three transatlantic flights out of the UK and has selected EMA for its newest flight given its strategic location. EMA is a four-hour truck drive to 90% of the population of England and Wales, and is well-located for the high density of e-commerce businesses situated in the Midlands Golden Triangle.

Edward Clarke, Vice President of Operations UK FedEx Express said: ‘‘The UK is the fourth largest e-commerce market in the world, and the pandemic has driven even higher demand for online goods, including into the US.

“We’re excited to add this new flight into our network, which provides businesses with additional capacity and enables them to expand and compete with domestic e-commerce businesses in the US. He added, “It also gives a boost to our operations in the Midlands, which is a major logistics centre with outstanding connectivity across the UK.”

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