FedEx Express (FedEx) is introducing its first B767F into its European fleet, on the existing Dublin-London-Paris route.
The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin (DUB), London Stansted (STN), and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) – one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne Bonn (CGN) and Liège (LGG).
As part of its ongoing fleet modernisation strategy, the new freighter offers more capacity on the route, offering Irish businesses that export to the UK, and mainland Europe, greater opportunity to ship their goods, according to FedEx.
The first B767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx, the new aircraft brings superior capacity and environmental performance compared to the aircraft it replaces, according to FedEX. This includes noise reduction and is part of the company’s ongoing investment in its European air and road networks.
The new B767F can carry up to 41.2 tonnes of cargo, which represents an increase in capacity of approximately 16 per cent compared to the aircraft it replaces. The new freighter is also 9.0 per cent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, which combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions by 21 per cent per tonne.
“We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Dublin-London-Paris route,” says Eser Sezek, managing director, Ireland Operations.
“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,” Sezek says.
“At our Dublin hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service to customers whilst minimising 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,” he adds.
Preparations for the arrival of the new B767F started a number of months ago. Thousands of hours of comprehensive training have been undertaken by team members, including air operations, ramp agents and technicians.