FedEx Express plugs Mumbai into its China hub

Moving to tap two of the fastestgrowing economies in the world – China and India – FedEx Express has added a new direct connection between India and its Asia Pacific hub in Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, Southern China. Despite the economic downturn, China and India expect to register high growth rates of 10 and 8.8 […]


Moving to tap two of the fastestgrowing economies in the world – China and India – FedEx Express has added a new direct connection between India and its Asia Pacific hub in Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, Southern China. Despite the economic downturn, China and India expect to register high growth rates of 10 and 8.8 per cent respectively in 2010. With an expected 7.9 per cent average annual growth rate in the intra-Asia air cargo market over the next 20 years, the new flight will boost and support increasing trade demand with India across the Asia Pacific region, according to FedEx. The Asia Pacific region, absorbs nearly 27 per cent of India’s exports – primarily china, Hong Kong and Singapore – while 32 per cent of India’s imports originate from the region, particularly China and Australia. The new dedicated A310 flight connects from the FedEx Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou – Mumbai – New Delhi – Guangzhou five-times a week following commencement of the first flight from Guangzhou on 4 January. Among the service benefits: Nextbusiness- day document service from Asia to selected postal codes in Mumbai; a two-day improvement for FedEx International Priority Freight shipments and high-value shipments from Asia to India and a one day improvement in the opposite direction; and it opens up the ability to carry heavyweight shipments to India. “This new dedicated service signifies FedEx commitment to continue investing in areas that not only address customer demand, but support trade growth in the Asia Pacific region and India,” said David L. Cunningham Jr., president, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express. “Coupled with our fast, reliable delivery, the additional Asia-India flights will help businesses offer superior value and service to their customers, enabling greater access to two of the most rapidly developing markets in the world.” Since 2005, FedEx has been operating a direct New Delhi to Shanghai flight.