FedEx Express Canada Unveils Western Canada Investments
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- FedEx Express
Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has announced the
completion of key investments in Manitoba and Calgary while unveiling
a major initiative to enhance service on Vancouver Island. The
strategic investments to FedEx Express Canada's operations improve
service and global connectivity for businesses and online shoppers in
"Demand for FedEx Express services, including next-day shipping,
deferred delivery, large-consignment air freight and specialized
solutions for the vibrant small business sector are behind the
strategic investments in facilities and upgraded services we have
announced today," said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express
"We have just modified our airside package sort and distribution
facility at Calgary airport (YYC) to accommodate increasing cargo
volumes while adding to our international service for Manitoba with a
new daily wide-bodied Airbus 310 (A310) service to the Winnipeg James
Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)," Lisson said.
Lisson also announced that FedEx Express would enhance service to
Vancouver Island with the introduction of a daily flight into Nanaimo
Airport (YCD) by February, 2014.
Calgary FedEx Express Facility
-- Additional 28,000 sq ft. of operational space, allowing for faster
package sorting and earlier on-road deliveries for downtown Calgary.
-- 104,095 sq. ft. in total space, accommodating over 375 employees and
more than 90 courier and cargo transportation vehicles.
-- New energy-efficient lighting and high-speed cargo doors.
"Our Calgary airport facility investments reflect the commitment and
performance of our FedEx Express team in Calgary and the outstanding
service they deliver to customers," said Lisson. "These improvements
allow us to exceed the expectations of our customers in Southern
Alberta while positioning our company for anticipated growth in this
New Wide-Body Aircraft Service to Winnipeg
-- New wide-bodied Airbus 310 (A310) daily service between Winnipeg and the
FedEx World Hub in Memphis, TN., offers business and online shoppers
greater connectivity to global markets.
-- The A310 has a maximum payload of 80,000 lbs (36,287 kg) and a maximum
payload range of 3,500 statute miles (5,632 km).
"We are very encouraged by the economic performance of Manitoba and
Canada's mid-west," said Lisson. "The upgrade of our daily service to
Winnipeg from a smaller, narrow-body aircraft to the A310 reflects
our confidence and offers our customers in Manitoba a clear edge in
connectivity to global markets," she said.
Daily Flight Service to Vancouver Island
-- New daily C208 FedEx Express flight to Nanaimo Airport (YCD) from
-- Businesses and online shoppers will benefit from extended pick-up and
drop-off windows in Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Courtenay,
Comox, Sooke, Western Plaines, and surrounding areas.
"North Vancouver Island is an important regional business hub, with a
strong small business sector and a growing high-tech industry," said
Lisson. "The introduction of a daily FedEx Express flight to Nanaimo
illustrates our commitment to this region and our ongoing
determination of maintaining our competitive advantage for our
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide
with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business
services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers
integrated business applications through operating companies
competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the
respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most
admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000
team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety,
the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their
customers and communities. For more information, visit
FedEx Express Canada
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