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Fedax adds direct UK-US service

FedEx has introduced a direct flight between Manchester International Airport in North England and Memphis International Airport in Tennessee, which is expected to increase its airfreight capacity by 50% between the two countries.

FedEx has introduced a direct flight between Manchester International Airport in North England and Memphis International Airport in Tennessee, which is expected to increase its airfreight capacity by 50% between the two countries.

The route, which is being operated using a Boeing MD-11 freighter, will function on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

"Manchester is the fastest-growing region in the UK, which has led to increased market demand for reliable, time-definite express transportation services," said Robert Elliott, president of FedEx Express in Europe, Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Africa.

"This new trans-Atlantic flight and enhanced network connectivity enables FedEx to provide its UK customers with greater flexibility and convenience while significantly increasing our daily capacity to the US, the world's largest market," he added.

The flight, originating at the FedEx's European hub in Paris, is the third to serve the trans-Atlantic route from the UK. The logistics company also flies two express freighters from Stansted in the Southeast of England to the cities of Newark and Memphis in the US.

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