FedEx launched eight new flights from Clark Airport in the Philippines last week, 13 July, as the express operator continues to add capacity amidst rising demand in intra-Asia trade.
The express operator counts as many as 56 flights coming in and out of Clark each week, which will serve Japan, Singapore and South Korea, some of the Philippines’ key export destinations. Importers and forwarders should also take note of ‘a one-day transit time improvement’ for cargo moving from South Korea to the Philippines.
This expanded network will add more than 700,000 pounds each week and provide customers with direct connectivity between the North Pacific and Southeast Asian markets.
FedEx said it is using ‘fuel-efficient’ Boeing 767 freighters and will operate four days a week on the northern and southern loops. The northern loop connects Osaka and Incheon to the Clark Gateway four times a week. For the southern loop, in addition to existing flights in CHina, FedEx added stops in Singapore four times each week, connecting cargo between the city-state and the Philippines.