UPS announced that it has increased its air express volume capacity into and out of the Czech Republic by introducing a UPS Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft to connect Prague with UPS’s European air hub in Cologne, Germany, every weekday. The new aircraft has a payload capacity of 40 tons, compared to the nine tons of capacity on the contractor-operated ATR 72 aircraft it has replaced. In addition, the flight is due to arrive earlier in Prague and depart later than the previous one which is expected to allow greater flexibility for customers.
According to the announcement, the move is a response to the growth UPS has been experiencing in Europe, with UPS operations in the Czech Republic seeing export shipments increase in the first nine months of 2015 by more than 10% over the same period in 2014.
Daniel Carrera, president of UPS East Europe, said, “UPS is very excited about its performance in this important Central European market as well as the prospects for business here going forward.” He added, “UPS is keen to help businesses of any size in the Czech Republic successfully trade in today’s fast-paced global economy. The added capacity on the new Prague-Cologne route positions us well to enable fast and reliable global commerce for our customers.”
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