FedEx Express announced the launch of a new intercontinental flight route intended to improve service for customers shipping among the United States, Middle East, India and Europe. The company says the new Boeing 777F flight will provide businesses with faster U.S.-Middle East connectivity as well as quicker transit times, additional capacity and improved customs clearance operations.
Trade between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa region totaled more than $127 billion last year. With the new flight providing a one-business-day service improvement, FedEx Express says it can offer faster service from the United States, Canada and select markets in Latin America to the UAE, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Bahrain and improved clearance operations into other regional markets. According to the company, this also will provide additional capacity from India and between the Asia Pacific and EMEA region, providing added business opportunities for companies of all shapes and sizes.
“As the global economy becomes even more complex and intertwined, the markets of the Middle East region are some of the fastest-growing, coming out of the recession stronger than anticipated,” says Gerald Leary, president, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. “This transit time enhancement will open up exciting growth opportunities for our customers and all businesses in the region wanting to sell and source their products in the U.S. and in other markets around the globe.”