FedEx opens new Copenhagen Airport facility

FedEx Boeing 777 Freighter

FedEx Express has officially opened its new 8,000 square metre facility at Copenhagen Airport, processing 18 flights a week.

The facility in the airport’s cargo area is close to the Oresund Bridge to Sweden can sort 3,300 packages per hour, and in addition to the 18 weekly flights, will handle 170 truck movements a week and have a fleet of up to 36 pick-up and delivery vehicles. It will employ about 120 people.

Copenhagen Airports chief executive officer, Thomas Woldbye says: “In 2015 more than 370,000 tonnes of cargo came through the airport and with the new FedEx facility we have made room for even more cargo in the coming years. This is great news for Denmark and Copenhagen Airport.”

FedEx Express Europe senior vice president for operations, David Canavan says: “By combining courier, customs clearance, sortation and aircraft operations in a single location, we will further enhance operations in the Nordics.”

“The gateway’s location at Copenhagen Airport is ideal, because of its strong freight transport infrastructure and proximity to Sweden. The facility is a key part of our growth strategy in Europe, where we have expanded with more than 100 new stations since 2011.”

The facility will service shipments to and from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and is the ninth new FedEx Express hub in the Nordic region in the last five years.