FedEx launches new Miami – Bogota – Medellin flight


FedEx Express announced the launch of a new flight that will operate six times per week between Miami, Bogota, and Medellin. The new B767 flight will facilitate the arrival of Colombian products to the USA through its Gateway facility in Miami and is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of Colombian producing and exporting companies.

Juan N Cento, president of FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean said: “FedEx has been serving Colombia for more than 25 years, with operations in the 12 main cities throughout the country. This new flight shows our continued commitment to helping connect Colombian businesses to new possibilities both at home and abroad. This will also help bolster the local economy in the nation’s two largest cities, which are hubs for some of the country’s most important perishable freight, including flowers.”

The new service aims to strengthen the perishable goods sector in South America, which is estimated at more than 6m lbs of freight per day, including flowers, coffee, fish, fruits, and vegetables. The company’s upgraded Bogota and new Medellin facilities both offer cold-room capabilities and warehouse space for perishable freight. According to FedEx, customers in Colombia will benefit from later cut-off times and improved transit times on specific lanes.

The move is another step in FedEx Express strategy to continually adjusts its network and routes in Latin America and the Caribbean and connect Colombian businesses, most notably small and mediums enterprises (SMEs), to possibilities around the world.

Source: FedEx