FedEx adds its first B767F to its London-Paris-Dublin network
AMERICAN express delivery giant FedEx has expanded capacity on its London-Paris-Dublin flights with the introduction of the Boeing 767-300 freighter - the first of the aircraft type to fly in Europe for FedEx
AMERICAN express delivery giant FedEx has expanded capacity on its London-Paris-Dublin flights with the introduction of the Boeing 767-300 freighter - the first of the aircraft type to fly in Europe for FedEx.
The express operator said the new aircraft can carry 41 tonnes, 16 per cent more than the A300F it replaces, reports London's Air Cargo News.
FedEx said the new aircraft would also reduce fuel consumption nine per cent and also offered noise reduction.
The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin, London Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle - one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liege.
'Modernising our fleet with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this process,' said FedEx Irish operations chief Eser Sezek.
'The increased capacity of the Boeing 767F will also offer Irish customers who export, greater opportunity to ship their goods to both the UK and mainland Europe,' Mr Sezek said.
FedEx began upgrading its fleet in 2007 and since then, 210 new aircraft have been introduced into the FedEx fleet which is now comprised of 679 planes.
Last year, the company ordered an additional 12 Boeing 777 Freighters and 12 Boeing 767 Freighters, which are more fuel efficient than the aircraft they will replace.