FedEx Express is speeding up services between the European Union and Vietnam by connecting Hanoi with its hub in Guangzhou, China.
The new route will significantly cut the delivery time between Europe and Vietnam, and substantially improve transit time for all inbound flights to Hanoi.
The European Union and Vietnam are finalising a trade and investment agreement, which would deepen trade links between the two.
The new route will use a Boeing 757 Freighter flying four times a week to and from Hanoi, with Vietnamese exporters benefiting from better transit times to major business centres in Asia including China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines in just one business day.
Shipments to Europe and North America will arrive in two business days, and for all shipments to Hanoi, transit times will be reduced by one business day.
Shipments from Europe will reach Hanoi in two business days and shipments from North America arriving business days.
FedEx Express has been serving Vietnam since 1994 and was the first international express transportation company to operate its own flights into and out of the country.
FedEx Express Europe president and chief executive officer for TNT, Bert Nappier says: “This new flight demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance our global capabilities to connect customers and create opportunities for individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to grow.
“With ongoing expansion in the manufacturing and technology industries, rapid growth in e-commerce and an increasing demand for healthcare services, the enhancements from this new flight strengthens our capabilities and supports the further development of trade possibilities between Europe and Vietnam.”