FedEx Express (FedEx) has introduced a new Boeing 767F freighter into its European fleet which it said gives Dublin businesses greater opportunity to trade globally due to the increase in capacity on the route it will operate.
As part of its ongoing fleet modernisation strategy, the new freighter offers more capacity for the existing Dublin-London-Paris route.
The first Boeing 767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx, the new aircraft brings a greater capacity and environmental performance compared to the aircraft it replaces, including noise reduction to the FedEx fleet as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its European air and road networks.
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 Liège.
The new Boeing 767F can carry up to 91,000 pounds of cargo, which represents an increase in capacity of approximately 16 per cent compared to the aircraft it replaces. The new freighter is also nine per cent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, which combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions by 21 per cent per pound.
“We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Dublin-London-Paris route. 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. 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,” said Eser Sezek, managing director, Ireland operations.
Sezek added: “At our Dublin hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service to customers whilst minimizing the impact of our operations on the local area. This new aircraft, in addition to the B777 aircraft we already operate, will provide excellent service reliability.”