Sampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1478 times:
This is from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Saturday 21 Jan:
FedEx has no plans to expand in Indiana
By The Commercial Appeal
January 21, 2006
Indianapolis has been speculating wildly that FedEx Corp. is ready to expand there, perhaps launching nonstop flights to China of its yet-to-be delivered A380.
FedEx seems just as perplexed as the rest of us.
There is no contract signed between FedEx and the Indianapolis airport for any expansion," said spokesman Jess Bunn.
"We're building a $150 million hangar here for the A380, and the airport has expanded its runway," Bunn said. "I would say those are pretty good signs FedEx is staying in Memphis."
FedEx will begin receiving the A380s in 2008. The first in the world will begin flying this summer when Singapore Airlines receives the first of its order. As passenger planes, the A380 can hold 555 people. As cargo freighters, the "flying skyscrapers" will carry nearly twice the weight of the MD11, the workhorse at FedEx.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1868 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
There is no contract, no immediate project for IND. However, there is no secret that once MEM reaches saturation for FDX, then IND will grow.
The only reasons IND will have to wait a little bit more are:
- More space for FDX in MEM, with the National guard area;
- the new strategy to transfer to FDX ground a part of the express volume, to better manage yelds in all the division. (there will probably never again be a double digit volume growth in the US domestic express sector; the market has reached maturity)
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8787 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
Quoting Sampa737 (Thread starter): "We're building a $150 million hangar here for the A380, and the airport has expanded its runway," Bunn said. "I would say those are pretty good signs FedEx is staying in Memphis."
I don't think Indianapolis expansion would have anything with FedEx being based out of Memphis. But the company can benefit from multiple hubs as Memphis alone cannot handle the volume that FedEx needs.
There may not be a contract, but there is definitely the possibility of major expansion in Indianapolis.
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Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4368 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
RF.. I think the expansion is very likely. This Memphis news report looks to be damage control. Just my 2 cents.
Look at what the report says. No signed contract. Also says the $150 million hangar as a good sign Fedex is staying in Memphis. Nobody said they were leaving. That reporter needs to understand that the study comes before the contract. Not the other way around.
BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
Ok.. Ok.. Ok... But when is the expansion going to start out for AFW???
I remember when they cut our volume at AFW because MEM wasn't as efficiant as the new hub and needed a certain amount of flow to still turn a profit. (Just what I was told by management) So it would seem that MEM is about at capacity. So IND would be the next expansion.
I remember that AFW was built specifically to expand. To do all international flights to South America and Middle America.
I have been out of the company for a year or two so if I am wrong about any of this then please let me know... I just kinda miss loading DC-10's and want to know what my old company is up to!
ATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 579 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
I think that the Star (Indianapolis' Newspaper) went a little out of hand with the FedEx expansion at IND. It sounds like the airport authority and FedEx are in talks only, and the paper ran with that idea as a story about the A380 coming to IND. Just a little bit of sensationalism...
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4368 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
Quoting ATAIndy (Reply 6): It sounds like the airport authority and FedEx are in talks only, and the paper ran with that idea as a story about the A380 coming to IND. Just a little bit of sensationalism...
Well.. with IND being on a very short list for possible stops for the Fedex A380F it really isn't sensationalism. It would be if they were talking about scheduled passenger service on the A380.
FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7048 posts, RR: 92 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
Someone on here was yelling that IND would be bigger that MEM for us.
All the A380 we receive will fly international ops out of MEM. The expansion in China will be huge. I've heard the Subic Bay hub is moving to Bejing. Our senior manager here at AUS is actually in a very advanced program that would allow him to be the big dawg in Bejing for FX.
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 999 times:
Quoting FXramper (Reply 8): The expansion in China will be huge. I've heard the Subic Bay hub is moving to Bejing.
Bet the pilots won't mind My dad, a former MD11 Capt, hit a bat coming out of Subic a few yrs back and declared an emergency to Manilia. His reasoning was he didn't want to fly back to Subic over the mtns, in the dark, and discover the bat's wingman went through another engine.
Back on point, why would FX want to have the 380 at IND in the next 5-10 yrs, yes I'm aware of the 2008 delievery slots, when the US domestic cargo mkt is/has maturing/matured, and IND doesn't have the intl volume as some of the other stations?
You completely missed it on AFW, EWR and OAK. Before you try poking fun at someone elses information in which you have nothing to back up your claims I'd recommend getting the information straight that you do give out. IND is the #2 hub for Fedex and Fedex has circulated plans that would make it #1. You should try contacting Fedexexpress if he is still a member on here. He has a copy of plans that Fedex had circulated that outlined expansion at IND a few years back.