FedEx Express launches Guangzhou-Memphis route
April 20, 2018: As air cargo flowing from Asia Pacific is expected to increase over the years, FedEx Express taps the demand with new route connecting the FedEx APAC hub in Guangzhou, China and its hub in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The route is currently operated with MD-11 freighter but it will be replaced with a B777 freighter in May to meet increasing shipping demand. The new route has five flights per week from Tuesday to Saturday.
In April, the flight departing from Guangzhou stops in Osaka, Japan and Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Beginning in May, the flight from Guangzhou will stop in Osaka before flying directly to Memphis. From Tuesday to Friday, the flight returning from Memphis stops in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and Anchorage before flying directly to Guangzhou, while the Saturday flight stops in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and Anchorage.
“As our business continues to develop across the Asia Pacific region, we constantly adjust our network and routings to better meet dynamic market needs,” said Karen Reddington, president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express. “Adding volume and a faster, more direct connection to our Memphis World Hub will give Asia Pacific businesses a stronger competitive advantage in connecting to customers in North America and beyond.“
Guangdong province, where the APAC Hub in Guangzhou is located is one of China’s major trade centers. In 2017, Guangdong’s total import and export value of goods grew by 8 percent year-on-year, while the total import and export value with the United States grew by 10.4 percent year-on-year.
Also, FedEx had recently announced its plan to expand and modernise its Memphis hub.
FedEx Express launched two new routes last year – one connecting Liège, Belgium and Memphis, with stops in Seattle, Washington, USA; Anchorage; and Shanghai, China, and another linking Shanghai and Oakland, California, USA. Early this year, FedEx Express officially opened its FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub, the second international hub in China.