11 July, 2022

FedEx is launching a new service connecting Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne

FedEx Express, announced the launch of a new trans-Tasman service directly connecting Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne. The flight will be operated by Airwork, with dedicated block space allocated to FedEx. With this, FedEx customers can enjoy greater connectivity, shorter transit times and additional capacity to send shipments between Australia and New Zealand.

The new service will run five times a week between Christchurch-Auckland-Melbourne, adding to the existing five flights on the Sydney-Auckland-Sydney route each week.

“We’re excited to launch this new route as part of our continuous effort to bring better and stronger connections for customers, especially in a corridor of such importance to bilateral trade and Australian and New Zealand businesses,” shares Peter Langley, vice president of FedEx Express Australasia. “Australian exports to New Zealand grew more than US$8 billion during 2021, while New Zealand’s exports to Australia grew to US$5.5 billion. With this additional service, we’ll have ten weekly flights enhancing connections for Aussie and Kiwi businesses including small and medium-sized businesses, looking to expand trade activity.”