FedEx Express: giving British and Irish businesses greater access to Japan and other APAC markets

FedEx Express: giving British and Irish businesses greater access to Japan and other APAC markets

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. has launched a new intercontinental flight between Europe and Japan, giving customers improved direct connectivity to the country and additional capacity to Japan and Northern China.

The flight, operated by a Boeing 777, adds approximately 440,000 pounds of additional capacity per week. It departs from Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, and flies four times per week directly to Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan.

It will then go on to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China. Additionally, one day a week, a flight will leave Charles-de-Gaulle Airport to Singapore Changi Airport, before travelling on to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, adding another 110,000 pounds of weekly capacity.

 These new connections – along with the company’s recently announced flights for Asia Pacific exporters – strengthen the FedEx commitment to meeting customer demand, particularly for e-commerce shipments in the region. In June 2021 FedEx reported a growth of e-commerce parcel volume by more than $1 billion year over year out of Asia and Europe. The new flight will support businesses that operate on EU-Japan and intra-Asian lanes by improving access to APAC markets, many of which are rebounding following the initial shock economies experienced in 2020. Key benefits for European businesses include:

  • Direct connectivity to Japan – customers will benefit from delivery within 48 hours to many key cities in Japan.
  • Additional capacity to other APAC markets – this flight provides customers with additional capacity for express and freight shipments.

“Online retail sales in APAC generated approximately $2.45 trillion in 2020 – and with research suggesting e-commerce sales in APAC are expected to almost double by 2025, it is crucial that European businesses can easily and reliably access the growth potential this region offers,” said Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express Europe. “Our latest network enhancement means European businesses now have improved access to the enormous growth opportunities available in Japan and other APAC markets, and they can rely on FedEx as a partner to grow their business on this thriving trade lane.”

Brian DeCair, Vice President Operations Northern UK, Scotland & Ireland at FedEx Express said: “We are excited to be adding a new flight into our network giving British and Irish businesses greater access to a major growth market. This will become even more important as e-commerce continues to surge and capacity is needed to facilitate online traders exporting to APAC.”

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