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Logistics: FedEx Launches Weekly Flights to Nairobi

Kenya is the world’s leading exporter of black tea and cut flowers, and with perishable and agricultural exports accounting for more than US$ 1.8 billion in trade in 2021

FedEx Express has introduced its first weekly scheduled service to Nairobi in the quest to improve its services in Africa.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company introduced its first weekly scheduled service to Nairobi in the quest to improve its services in Africa.

The flight travels from Memphis to Dubai onto Johannesburg and Nairobi before connecting into the FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa air hub in Dubai onto Milan and then Memphis.

“We see enormous potential in the African continent, and we are delighted to help unlock growth opportunities for East and Central Africa businesses, boosting opportunities for trade and business expansion,” said Jack Muhs, regional president of the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa region for FedEx Express in a statement.

With the global FedEx network connecting 99% of the world’s GDP, the addition of Kenya to the FedEx flight provides greater connectivity from businesses across Eastern Africa to and from the key trade lanes across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. 

This connectivity offers significant advantages for companies across Africa, especially Small and Medium-sized businesses, with access to major global markets via the FedEx Express hub in Dubai.

Selecting Nairobi for the flight demonstrates the potential and importance of East Africa to FedEx Express, and the opportunity for businesses across Eastern Africa to use Kenya as a gateway to the global FedEx network,” continued Jack Muhs.

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IK is a Masinde Muliro University graduate. His interests are in news and analysis on women's rights, politics, technology, law, and global affairs.

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