FedEx Express is set to introduce regular scheduled service flights to Kenya in a bid to enhance its services across Africa.
Capital Business reported that the weekly flights will start from Memphis (United States) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), onto Johannesburg (South Africa) and Nairobi (Kenya).
It will then connect to FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa air hub in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), onto Milan (Italy), and finally Memphis (United States).
FedEx Express regional president of the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa (MEISA) region Jack Muha said they considered Africa as they see enormous potential.
“We see enormous potential in the African continent, and we are delighted to help unlock growth opportunities for East and Central Africa businesses, boosting opportunities for trade and business expansion,” Muhs said.
The connectivity will offer companies across Africa access into major global markets.
“This expansion of our regularly scheduled FedEx Express all-cargo flight underscores our confidence in the African economies
“Africa is an important market for us, with its young population and rapid adoption of new technologies, the continent is well positioned to make a significant impact on global trade,” said Muhs.
FedEx Corporation is a US global courier delivery service company that is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
Its name “FedEx” was derived from a syllabic abbreviation of the name that was given to the firm’s original air division, Federal Express.
This name was used from 1973 to 2000.
Other than being famous for their overnight shipping services, FedEx is also known for pioneering an outstanding system that can track packages and offer real-time updates on the package location.
This feature has since been adopted by other carrier service companies.