FLY777UAL
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FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:32 am

What are FedEx's routes going across the pond? Do they mainly fly just from EWR to CDG (that's their main European hub, right?), or do they have much more diverse routes?

Also, is FedEx looking to expand their flights across the Atlantic, and if so, would they ever consider loading freight onboard other airlines as belly cargo (or even main deck on KLM's 744Combi)?

Thanks,

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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:51 am

Their primary TA routes are MEM/IND to CDG. Not sure about EWR-CDG. They used to have MEM-BRU prior to the CDG hub opening....not sure if it was maintained. They also operated some services thru PIK connecting up to their around-the-world service.

Fedex has 5 A310's based at CDG for intra-EU routes.
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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:23 pm

FedEx has a couple of Trans-Atlantic routes from EWR..

Newark Liberty International-

London Stansted, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Frankfurt-

Flight times from Newark..

Mo- 3:30Am (flight # FX8)
Tu, We, Thu- 3:35 Am (Flight # Fx6)
Sa - 4:00 Am (Flight # Fx6)
Fr- 4:25 Am (Flight # Fx6)

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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:30 pm

CDG is the biggest Fedex hub, outside USA, with flights to Memphis, Newark, Dubai, Subic Bay and all the main european cities.

Fedex installations are really huge and impressive (I've visited them).

There are MD11, DC10, A310, (I saw one B727 stage 3), F27, Short 360.
 
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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:42 pm


AirGabon:

Their European bound flights from the U.S. also include a flight(s) from IND. And don't they fly A300s over there?
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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:46 pm

Would it be worthwhile for FedEx, then, to buy capacity on main European city-bound passenger flights, space and money permitted?

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RE: FedEx TransAtlantic

Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:58 pm

It would be interesting to see how much cargo FedEx ships every evening to Europe. I'm sure it's more than space available in cargo holds on passenger aircraft.
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