FedEx expands at Newcastle International

By Damian Brett

Source: FedEx

FedEx Express has expanded its operations at Newcastle International Airport in the UK as it looks to meet growing export and import demands in the region.

The express giant has moved into its own facility at the airport, which offers scanning technology to allow on-site sorting and package scanning.

The move comes as FedEx upgrades the aircraft it used to serve the airport from an ATR72 to a B737-400 aircraft offering an extra 68 tonnes of capacity each week.

Also, a new weekly outbound flight will be added to the current flight schedule, meaning five outbound flights and four inbound flights will operate to and from Newcastle Airport. 

Edward Clarke, vice president operations UK, FedEx Express, said: ‘‘We are excited about our latest investment at Newcastle International Airport.

“It reflects our ambition to continuously expand and improve our business, and helps support our customers in the North East England grow their businesses within the region and around the world.

“Our new facility also provides our team members with a more modern working environment and a true home for our growing company.”

Leon McQuaid, director of aviation development, said: “By increasing import and export capability, FedEx is supporting growing demand from North East businesses, and in turn helping to generate additional jobs.

“This investment highlights the strategic importance of Newcastle International Airport nationally and we look forward to our continued strong working relationship with FedEx.”

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