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Is FX Seeing Increased Business?  
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I noticed that on March 1, FedEx switched their Memphis-Manchester (NH)-Memphis flights from A300s to MD-10s, and I thought this might be a sign that business is getting better for them (I assume that the MD-10 carries more than the A300?). I checked the roster of flights for FedEx on FlightAware and saw a few instances where the aircraft type had been upgraded beginning March 1.

I hope we can take this as a good sign for the economy.

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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1300 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

The upturn for cargo carriers actually started around 1 year ago. Don't know about FedEx or UPS, but business for DHL is booming on a scale not seen in more than 8 years.

DHL is much less dependent on the US economy than FedEx and UPS, so while Yellow is back on the fast-growth path things might be a bit different for Purple and Brown. But, overall, cargo is booming big time. Which explains why Cargolux and others are currently seriously pee'd off with Boeing and their inability to deliver the 747-8F.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Per FedEx last quarterly report they stated:

"Solid demand for our transportation solutions, outstanding customer service from FedEx team members and a healthier global economy helped drive revenue higher," said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer.
"Our yield improvement strategy is working, holiday peak season volumes are exceeding our expectations and our economic forecast for calendar 2011 has improved. We expect margins to improve in the second half of fiscal 2011 and in fiscal 2012, as we continue to benefit from global demand for our differentiated services."



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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 1):
DHL is much less dependent on the US economy than FedEx and UPS, so while Yellow is back on the fast-growth path things might be a bit different for Purple and Brown

Much less dependent because they pulled out of the US in a big way. Service couldn't match their competitors.

5X and FX are doing well, Express international is strong but the domestic side still has Ground as the big dog.



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1300 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1743 times:

Quoting aa61hvy (Reply 3):
Much less dependent because they pulled out of the US in a big way. Service couldn't match their competitors

It wasn't just service, but it's correct they pulled out of the US domestic market. It "only" took a loss of 10 Billion USD, or more than 1 BN a year, for DHL to cotton on to that fact.



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User currently offlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 1124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Stupid question relating to cargo business- Are there any restrictions on a US based company like FX/5X carrying packages that originate in say Germany and deliver in China? Do they have 5th Freedom rights type of thing for cargo business or is there anything against cabotage for packages?


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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Quoting flyby519 (Reply 5):
Are there any restrictions on a US based company like FX/5X carrying packages that originate in say Germany and deliver in China?

FX has Europe to Asia and vice-a-versa flights nightly.

CDG-HKG comes to mind, if memory serves.



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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 4):
It wasn't just service, but it's correct they pulled out of the US domestic market. It "only" took a loss of 10 Billion USD, or more than 1 BN a year, for DHL to cotton on to that fact.

        

That and a very VERY poor upper management team in the US, or which many are still there to this day.

FX1816


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 1):
DHL is much less dependent on the US economy than FedEx and UPS, so while Yellow is back on the fast-growth path things might be a bit different for Purple and Brown. But, overall, cargo is booming big time.

As aa61hvy stated above, FX International is indeed strong. In fact, it's basically a given that domestic volume is at a plateau, growing only about 2% a year, while international is what is keeping FX in the black, and they are making an oscene amount of money outside the borders of the United States.


User currently offlineteva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Optimism was there, as you can read in reply 2.
but we have to be careful. If speculation on oil continues, economy may have to slow down. Since Fx is a thermometer for the economy... Let's wait and see



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