FedEx introduces new aircraft on Paris-London-Dublin route

FedEx Express is expanding its capacity on its Dublin-London-Paris air freight route in using a new, higher capacity Boeing 767F jet.

The new flight will operate five times a week and connects the FedEx hubs in Dublin, Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The Boeing 767F can carry up to 41,200kg of cargo, an increase of some 16% on the aircraft it is replacing. The FedEx aircraft is also 9% more fuel efficient than the original aircraft, reducing emissions by 21% per pound in cargo weight.

This mirrors a trend shown by IATA recently of higher redundant capacity in air cargo as supply outstrips demand globally. The added capacity will only become useful when global air cargo demand increases – not something immediately apparent.

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