UPS launched four additional direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe, expanding its next-day delivery coverage for packages and heavy freight.
The carrier now offers a total of 11 flights from Hong Kong to Europe each week. The new daily direct flights will link Hong Kong with Cologne, Germany, Monday to Thursday using 747-400 aircraft. UPS currently offers seven flights to Cologne through Dubai.
Through the UPS network, the new service reaches in one day 18 countries and 39 cities across Europe, including Paris, Milan, Prague, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona and Copenhagen.
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“Hong Kong is a strategically important market for UPS with its proximity to mainland China and its well-established trade connections with the rest of the world,” said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International.
“The new direct flights significantly reduce the transit time between Hong Kong and Europe, providing our customers a fast and efficient option when doing business with their European trading partners,” said Derek Woodward, president of UPS Asia Pacific.
Hong Kong is the fastest growing international freight market with a projected 12.3 percent growth rate between 2009 and 2014, according to the International Air Transport Association.
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