FedEx Express expands intercontinental network with APAC services

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FedEx Express has launched four new intercontinental Boeing 777 freighter flights, originating from its Asia Pacific (APAC) hubs, to destinations on the trans-Pacific, intra-Asia, and Europe lanes.

The flights will provide weekly capacity of around 1,390 tonnes and will serve growing e-commerce demand.

Two of the new services will depart from Guangzhou in China, and will fly to Indianapolis and Memphis via Anchorage in the US, before returning to Guangzhou via Anchorage and Incheon in South Korea.

The Guangzhou services will operate five times a week and will serve FedEx customers in southern China, North Asia and North America.

Another of the new services will operate from Beijing in China to Memphis in the US, via Osaka in Japan. This service will operate six times per week.

The last of the new FedEx services will fly from Guangzhou to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) in France, via Osaka in Japan, three times per week.

Kawal Preet, president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express, commented: “FedEx is focused on meeting the evolving needs of our customers, and this network enhancement, further demonstrates our strong commitment to supporting our customers and this region to recovery. We are seeing the overall demand for exports from Asia Pacific fast recovering to pre-COVID levels.

“These additional flights will empower our customers to harness the full potential of cross-border commerce, forging stronger intra-Asia, trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trade flows, as economies across Asia Pacific continue to rebound.”

According to Statista, in 2020 alone, online retail sales in APAC generated approximately $2.45tr, accounting for more than 60% of global e-commerce sales, and over half of online shoppers in APAC made cross-border purchases.

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