Icelandair Cargo will handle all shipments to and from Iceland for FedEx and TNT, following a new three-year agreement going into effect in early 2020. After FedEx’s acquisition of TNT, FedEx and TNT have merged their operations, and aim to expand their operations in Iceland in cooperation with Icelandair Cargo.
With Liege being one of FedEx’s and TNT’s main airports in Europe, there will be a significant increase of flights to Liege in Belgium. Icelandair Cargo will fly seven times a week to Liege and three weekly flights to the East Midlands in the UK. The company also continues its freight services to all of Icelandair’s 40 destinations.
Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson, Icelandair Cargo’s Managing Director: “The agreement with FedEx and TNT is one of the largest Icelandair Cargo has made for this type of transportation. Increased cargo capability to Europe incorporates increased opportunities for Icelandair Cargo’s clients, e.g. Icelandic exporters of marine products.
“Their goal is to quickly and securely provide markets in Europe with fresh products. With Brexit being imminent there are opportunities for increased flights to mainland Europe, as large hares of marine products that were flown to the UK were forwarded to the mainland within the same day. More flights to Belgium ensure that exporters have a safe route to important markets in Europe. And while Icelandair Cargo’s European route network is bolstered, the cooperation with FedEx and TNT strengthens the company’s US operations.”
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