FedEx adds Europe-Japan flights to meet demand

Source: FedEx

FedEx Express has launched a new B777 freighter service between Europe and Japan as demand from the Asia Pacific market continues to boom.

The four-times-per-week flight will depart from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) Airport and fly directly to Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

On the return, the flight will then go on to Guangzhou Baiyun International.

Additionally, one day a week, a flight will operate CDG to Singapore Changi Airport, before travelling on to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

The company said that the additional flights come after it reported a growth in e-commerce parcel volume by more than $1bn year over year out of Asia and Europe.

Karen Reddington, president of FedEx Express Europe, said: “Online retail sales in APAC generated approximately $2.45trn in 2020 and with research suggesting e-commerce sales in APAC are expected to almost double by 2025, it is crucial that European businesses can easily and reliably access the growth potential this region offers.

“Our latest network enhancement means European businesses now have improved access to the enormous growth opportunities available in Japan and other APAC markets, and they can rely on FedEx as a partner to grow their business on this thriving trade lane.”

FedEx also pointed out that Japanese global imports increased by 28.3% between May 2020 and May 2021 according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity and that Europe accounts for 16% of all Japanese imports ($103bn) according to Europa.eu.

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