FedEx Express has begun a new six-times weekly B767-300F service between Miami (MIA) and Columbia’s Bogota and Medellin from 1 July.
The service is part of what the US express company says is its “aircraft modernisation programme”, in which it chose Colombia for its “significance as an international export hub”.
“The introduction of this new and efficient plane coupled with the expansion of our local warehouses allows us to not only increase capacity but offer simplified competitive pricing as well,” the company says. The B767-300 freighter has a freight capacity of 41,276 kgs.
Additionally, new warehouses in Bogota and Medellin with more cold room capacity for perishable items provide 1.4 times more capacity – from an expanded warehouse at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport (BOG) and new warehouse at Medellin’s José María Córdova International Airport (MDE).
Bogota now features two warehouses which along with the Medellin facility total some 7,287 sqm with cold storage of 718 sqm. The facilities also feature Customs clearance facilities and specialised dangerous goods capability.