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FedEx Puts Parked Jets Back in Service to Meet Asia Cargo Surge

  • Passenger travel at near standstill but freight is on the move
  • Government leans on logistics giants to move health supplies
Canada's Busiest Airport As Number Of Flights Per Day Plummets
Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. is redeploying aircraft it mothballed earlier this year and plans to add 150 flights over the next month to ferry masks, protective suits and other health-care supplies to the U.S. from Asia.

The activity adds to the usual seven to nine daily flights across the Pacific, said Richard Smith, chief of FedEx Express operations in the Americas and son of company founder Fred Smith.