FedEx launches direct cargo flight from Bangalore to Europe, US

FedEx launches direct cargo flight from Bangalore to Europe, US
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First Published: Thu, Aug 12 2010. 08 01 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 12 2010. 08 01 PM IST
Bangalore: FedEx Express India has launched a new direct cargo flight from Bangalore to Europe, US and the Middle East and also announced expansion of its domestic express delivery service to 58 cities from 14 as demand grows.
FedEx Express India is a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., the world’s largest express transportation company.
Bangalore becomes the third Indian gateway for FedEx after Delhi and Mumbai.
“ Bangalore and its surrounding cities are a major component of India’s economic expansion with South India contributing to approximately 20% of India’s GDP,” Kenneth F Koval, vice president, operations, FedEx Express India said while announcing the launch here on Thursday.
The 58 cities selected for the domestic express service expansion contribute to 40% of India’s GDP. FedEx will add cities such as Secunderabad, Tirupur, Chinchwad, Pimpri, Thane and Navi Mumbai into the service points from August 2010 with more cities benefiting from the services in the coming months, Koval said.
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