FedEx Express introduces additional routes between Asia and Europe
This new route will assist businesses by extending the cut-off time for same-day outbound shipments from Beijing to Europe, giving consumers more time to plan their shipments.
FedEx Express has announced the launch of a new route between Asia and Europe. Customers in North Asia, including China and Japan, will benefit from increased connection and service dependability as a result of the route. Customers in Singapore will also benefit from increased European inbound capacity.
Greater connectivity between Asia and Europe
For the first time, the new flight route connects China's capital Beijing to the FedEx Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Hub in Paris, France, with ten weekly connections through Osaka, Japan. This new route will assist businesses by extending the cut-off time for same-day outbound shipments from Beijing to Europe, giving consumers more time to plan their shipments.
In addition, Japanese companies shipping time-sensitive packages or items that require strict temperature control and monitoring, such as those in the healthcare sector, as well as heavy-weight packages, will benefit from the direct connection between Kansai International Airport, FedEx North Pacific Regional Hub, and the CDG Hub in Paris, France.
This new route also provides a direct link between FedEx Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Hub and Singapore one day per week. Singapore is the EU's second-largest commercial partner in ASEAN, and the direct link will provide Singapore clients with an increased weekly inbound capacity of about 50 tonnes (50,000 kilograms).
"As one of the most important trade lanes in the world, Asia-Europe is where mega-economies will converge in the coming years. Addressing capacity demand is critical, along with service enhancements like extending cut-off times to better support today's on-demand economy," said Kawal Preet, president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express. "This latest flight route is another example of our continuing efforts to enhance our operational strength and meet customer needs along a growing trade corridor. This will help importers and exporters on both sides build more nimble supply chains and give them better access to new markets."
Due to the high economic momentum driven by China, the world's second-largest economy, trade between Asia and Europe countries account for over half of global merchandise commerce. Trade between China and Europe reached $800 billion in 2021, and the trend continues with a 12% YoY growth to $138 billion in January and February 2022, cementing China's position as the EU's largest trading partner in the globe. Trade with other Asian economies, such as Japan, Singapore, and the EU, remains strong.
The opening of this new aircraft route is part of FedEx's continued efforts to extend its air network and enable customers to fully realise the benefits of cross-border trade. FedEx announced six new intercontinental flights starting in Asia Pacific (APAC) last year, adding about 2,700 tonnes (2,690,000 kgs) of capacity and a total of over 220 weekly flights in and out of APAC to the United States and Europe.