FedEx Express expands Asia-Europe connections

By Yvonne Mulder

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FedEx Express has launched a new route between Asia and Europe, connecting China’s capital Beijing to the FedEx Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport hub in Paris, France for the first time with ten connections per week via Osaka, Japan.

This new route will benefit businesses as the cut-off time for same day outbound shipments from Beijing to Europe will be extended, offering more time for customers to arrange their shipments, the company says.

In addition, Japanese businesses shipping time-sensitive packages or items requiring rigorous temperature control and monitoring such as those in the healthcare sector, as well as heavyweight packages, will benefit from the direct connection between Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (the FedEx North Pacific Regional Hub) and the CDG Hub in Paris, France. 

This new route also provides  a one day a week direct connection between Fedex’s CDG Hub and Singapore, offering customers there enhanced weekly inbound capacity of almost 50 tonnes.

“As one of the most important trade lanes in the world, Asia-Europe is where mega-economies will converge in the coming years,” said Kawal Preet, president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express. “Addressing capacity demand is critical, along with service enhancements like extending cut-off times to better support today’s on-demand economy.

“This latest flight route is another example of our continuing efforts to enhance our operational strength and meet customer needs along a growing trade corridor. This will help importers and exporters on both sides build more nimble supply chains and give them better access to new markets.”

The launch of this new flight route is an extension of the ongoing efforts to expand FedEx air network and enable customers to harness the full potential of cross-border commerce.

FexEx Express has also just announced it will expand its shipping capacity service on three intra-Asia routes: Guangzhou to Hanoi, Hanoi to Bangkok and Bangkok to Osaka.

Bangkok will see the addition of a new inbound and outbound air cargo flight, a Boeing 767 freighter, which will fly four days weekly, allowing an increase in weekly air cargo capacity of up to 360,000 lbs. The new outbound route from Thailand to Osaka will further connect shipments to Trans-Pacific lanes. 

Woon Tien Long, managing director, FedEx Express Thailand, said: “This expansion will provide more capacity and fit in more shipments, while shortening delays and transit time. We are confident that this new flight will bring more opportunities to our customers as well as to us for businesses who are focused on expanding trade activity – particularly in markets such as Japan and Vietnam.”

Last year, FedEx introduced six new intercontinental flights originating from Asia Pacific (APAC), contributing additional capacity of almost 2,700 tonnes (2,690,000 kgs) and a total of over 220 weekly flights in and out of APAC to the U.S. and Europe.

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