FedEx Express will connect TNT’s European air hub in Liege to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis in April 2017.
FedEx will use a Boeing 777 Freighter with 116 tonnes of capacity and TNT will be injected into the FedEx network for delivery across the US and Canada.
The aircraft will continue on a round-the-world trip from Memphis to Shanghai via Seattle and Anchorage, before returning to Liege.
FedEx president and chief executive officer (CEO), David Cunningham says: “This new flight by FedEx Express is a tangible example of the customer benefits that the acquisition of TNT will bring. 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.”
FedEx Express Europe president and TNT CEO, David Binks says: “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.”