United Parcel Service began operating the first of 12 new flights to China this week with service to Shanghai.
The new flights will triple current service from six to 18 flights weekly and follow UPS’ 129 percent growth in China export volume during the third quarter.
UPS, Atlanta, has served China since 1988 and provides daily, non-stop service between the United States and China, which began when the company was granted China aviation rights in 2001. The most recent grants of access will increase UPS’ Shanghai service to 12 flights weekly.
In its most recent quarter, UPS reported a 29 percent increase in export volume across the Asia Pacific region. To facilitate that growth, UPS recently launched an additional six weekly flights between Hong Kong and its intra-Asia hub at Clark Field in the Philippines.
In other news, UPS increased its aircraft capacity in Latin America to Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica.