A German aviation periodical (FlugRevue) reports that FedEx has inked a deal with the CGN airport authority to build a new 500,000 sq ft sorting facility in the footprint of a defunct passenger terminal, which is slated for demolition. The opening is planned for 2010, (literally) just a stone's throw from Big Brown's European hub operation. I haven't come across an official announcement from FedEx yet, but given that CGN already appeared on their radar screen last year, when they launched a nonstop service between CGN and MEM, it's not entirely implausible. Growth opportunities in CDG and FRA are fairly limited by slot restrictions. Besides, DHL plans to consolidate the current BRU and CGN operations at a new facility in Leipzig by the end of this year This would open a window of opportunity for a newcomer in CGN.
Can anyone here confirm this report?
[Edited 2007-07-23 06:56:56]