UPS adds Cologne-Tel Aviv flight

By Damian Brett

UPS has added a new flight between Cologne and Tel Aviv as the company looks to expand its offering to businesses in Israel.

The company said that the new service will be operated by a B757 freighter and includes a connection in Larnaca, Cyprus, and a direct flight back to the German city from Tel Aviv.

UPS said the service will offer Israeli businesses direct access to the European market and quicker transit times to the US, their primary export market.

Cyprus, meanwhile, will offer connection to Europe, Asia and Africa and give the country and its growing pharma industry improved access to those regions.

“It also meets growing demand, with Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, stating that exports are expected to reach an all-time high total of $135bn in 2021,” UPS said.

“As we navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a tremendous opportunity for businesses of all sizes to grow into new and existing global markets. This new, historic flight is about giving businesses in the region the competitive advantages they need to seize these opportunities now and in the future,” said Ufku Akaltan, UPS president east district.

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