FedEx Express has connected its FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee with its APAC Hub in Guangzhou, China for the first time.
The route is being served with five flights a week from Tuesday to Saturday using an MD-11 Freighter, which will be upgraded to a Boeing 777 Freighter in May.
The flights in April departing from Guangzhou stop in Osaka, Japan and Anchorage, Alaska and in May they will stop in Osaka before flying directly to Memphis.
From Tuesday to Friday, the flight returning from Memphis stops in Indianapolis, Indiana and Anchorage before flying directly to Guangzhou, while Saturday flights stop in Honolulu, Hawaii and Anchorage.
FedEx Express Asia Pacific president, Karen Reddington says: “As our business continues to develop across the Asia Pacific region, we constantly adjust our network and routings to better meet dynamic market needs.
“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.”
FedEx Express has launched two new routes with one connecting Liege, Belgium with Memphis via Seattle, Anchorage and Shanghai; and another linking Shanghai with Oakland, California.
Earlier this year FedEx Express officially opened FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub, its second international hub in China.