FedEx Express Increases Connections Between Northern China and U.S. with New Direct Flight
BEIJING, Nov. 1, 2010—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, today introduced a new transpacific flight route operating Monday to Saturday providing greater connections between northern China with the United States. The new cargo flight takes off from Beijing and links with Inchon, South Korea before flying directly to Anchorage, Alaska in North America.
International business has been developing rapidly in northern China, particularly in Beijing, the country’s capital and one of the largest cargo gateways in the region. According to China Customs, in the first half of 2010 the total volume of imports and exports between Beijing and the United States reached USD 8.89 billion, which is up 20.4% from the previous year. In addition, the value of the goods being imported and exported in the Beijing area was valued at USD 115.5 billion, up 69.9% over the same period last year,
“At FedEx, we fully utilize our network to make sure we stay ahead of the curve in anticipating customer’s needs,” said Wilson Chung, vice president of International Service, FedEx China. “We have seen increased traffic between northern China and the United States and are prepared to meet customers’ needs. Our objective is to be able to help customers accelerate their market growth”
Following the new flight operation, FedEx aims to further upgrade services to strengthen its position in the transpacific lane.
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