As reported by Post & Parcel
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
FedEx Express will begin operating a new flight linking TNT’s European air hub in Liège, Belgium, to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis in early April.
From Memphis the aircraft will continue on a round-the-world flight to Shanghai via Seattle and Anchorage before returning to Liège.
FedEx Express will use Boeing 777 Freighters for the Liège-Memphis service. Each plane offers 116 tons of capacity.
The company emphasized this was an “important step” in bringing together the FedEx Express and TNT worldwide networks.
“This new flight by FedEx Express is a tangible example of the customer benefits that the acquisition of TNT will bring,” said David Cunningham, President and CEO of FedEx Express. “By combining our strengths, particularly the FedEx Express air network and TNT’s strong European road capabilities and Liège hub, we will connect even more people and possibilities.”
David Binks, Regional President Europe, FedEx Express Europe, and CEO of TNT added: “North America, and the U.S. in particular, is Europe’s major trading partner. The introduction of a direct FedEx Express flight from Liège to Memphis is excellent news for TNT customers shipping to North America. It also reinforces the role of the TNT hub in Liège as a significant operation for the group, complementing the FedEx Express hubs at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and Cologne airports.”
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