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FedEx increases capacity from Asia with new flights, more wide-body freighters

  • Launches two new flights to Europe and North America
  • Adds 62 flights in and out of APAC per week with additional capacity to carry almost 2,700 tons
  • Adds wide-body 767 freighters, making the fleet in Asia 100% wide-body

FedEx Express has launched two new flights connecting Asia Pacific (APAC) businesses to Europe and North America, respectively, ahead of the year-end holiday peak and in anticipation of the continued rebound of economies across APAC.

At the same time, it has added wide-body 767 freighters, making the FedEx fleet in Asia 100% wide-body, the express transportation company announced in a release.

Combined with the four new intercontinental flights launched in July, FedEx has added 62 flights in and out of APAC per week with additional capacity to carry almost 2,700 tons (2.7 million kilograms). These added flights contribute to a total of over 225 weekly flights in and out of APAC to the U.S. and Europe to improve connectivity and enhance service reliability for businesses importing and exporting with Europe, the U.S. and intra-Asia.

The new Asia-Europe flight provides additional connectivity and service to and from Europe, and service enhancements to importers in Japan. Europe is Japan’s third largest trading partner and, this year, Japan saw a year-on-year increase of 28% in its global imports.

The flight connects FedEx Charles de Gaulle Hub in Paris, France to the FedEx APAC hub in Guangzhou, China, four days per week via Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan, and one day a week via Singapore Changi Airport. The service provides 10 extra connections each week for APAC customers to and from Europe.

As for the new Asia-North America flight, this connects Taipei in Taiwan and Hong Kong to Anchorage and Indianapolis, and returns via Anchorage to Taipei, five days per week. It provides improved capacity between Greater China and North America, further accelerating trade between Asia’s leading logistics hub and the U.S.

FedEx said Taiwan’s economy is forecast to grow at its fastest pace in more than a decade in 2021, with global demand for its technology products driven by the work- and-study-from-home boom resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, FedEx also increased its intra-Asia network capacity by replacing Boeing 757 narrow-body freighters with Boeing 767 wide-body freighters. This has almost doubled the cargo capacity to Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.

The FedEx Boeing 767 freighter offers a maximum gross payload capacity of nearly 60,000 kilograms, building on the current FedEx operational strength. At the same time, the wide-body aircraft provides 38% more fuel efficiency.

Photo courtesy of FedEx

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