FedEx to Support Growth in Catalonia With Airbus 310 flights
MADRID, Spain, Oct. 3, 2008 -FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has incorporated an Airbus 310 into its Spanish fleet, operating between Barcelona and Paris four days per week.
The new Airbus 310 replaces two feeder flights that previously operated to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport and increases capacity by up to 25 tons.
The flights, which have been operational since Sept. 15, reduce the transit time of heavy shipments using the International Priority Freight service by up to a day from more than 119 postal codes in Spain.
The Catalonian region is a major driving force behind business growth in Spain and an important gateway to Europe and the rest of the world, thanks to its key geographical location.
“It is important for us to continue providing the highest quality level of service to all our customers as well as increasing our flight capacity to support industry in Barcelona and the Catalonian region more generally,” Silverton said.
Catalonia is home to the largest number of active exporting companies in the whole of Spain, with the number of export companies in the region increasing fivefold in the course of the last 15 years, according to the Evolution of External Commerce, released by the Conseller d’ Innovació, Joseph Huguet.