FedEx adds its first B767F to its European network
10 / 07 / 2019
FedEx has expanded capacity on its London-Paris-Dublin flight through the introduction of a Boeing 767-300 freighter – the first of the aircraft type to fly in Europe for FedEx.
The express operator said the new aircraft can carry 41 tonnes, which is around 16% more than the A300F that it replaces.
FedEx added that the new aircraft would also reduce fuel consumption by around 9% and also offered noise reduction.
The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin, London Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle – one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège.
Eser Sezek, managing director, Ireland Operations, said: “We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Dublin-London-Paris route. Modernising our fleet with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this process. The increased capacity of the Boeing 767F will also offer Irish customers who export, greater opportunity to ship their goods to both the UK and mainland Europe,” said
“At our Dublin hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service to customers whilst minimizing the impact of our operations on the local area. This new aircraft, in addition to the B777 aircraft we already operate, will provide excellent service reliability.”
FedEx began upgrading its fleet in 2007 and since then, 210 new aircraft have been introduced into the FedEx fleet which is now comprised of 679 planes.
Last year, the company ordered an additional 12 Boeing 777 Freighters and 12 Boeing 767 Freighters, which are more fuel efficient than the aircraft they will replace.