Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FedEx Resumes Freight Flights To Charles De Gaulle

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USA / FRANCE - FedEx Express has restarted its operations at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris. According to the company’s website one flight has left Paris for their Memphis hub and seven flights have travelled from the U.S. to France.

FedEx also say that additional freight movements from their Asia Pacific and Middle East regions are also being flown into CDG.

However, FedEx have said that they cannot confirm that service will not be disrupted in the near future.

In a statement the company said that: “Due to the fluid nature of the movement of the volcanic ash, FedEx is still monitoring this situation very carefully and will continue to take advantage of any opportunity to fly into additional airports as they open. However, we caution that it will take time to clear backlogs of cargo and customers should expect delays in shipments.”

FedEx have also stated that they are prioritizing freight on a “first in/first out” basis and indicated it is not accepting deferred international freight at this time. They ask those customers who have shipments requiring special attention; i.e. temperature control, dry ice or perishables to hold their shipments until the Company is able to resume its normal flight schedule.

In a related development, CDG airport state that they expect to fly 75% of their schedule today.