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UPS Airlines Increases Mexico Service

On Thursday, UPS Airlines announced that it will begin a new flight for export shipments from Querétaro in central Mexico. UPS will operate the route using its Airbus A300-600 aircraft.

The new route appears to reaffirm UPS’ commitment to its A300 fleet. Last fall, UPS conducted a successful test flight of its first A300-600 with a variety of flight deck upgrades. At 52 aircraft, the UPS A300-600 fleet makes up approximately 20 percent of its fleet. The A300-600 has a maximum payload of 121, 730 pounds, with 22 container positions on the main deck and seven on the lower cargo compartment. At maximum payload, it has a range of 2,000 nautical miles.

According to UPS, the flight from Querétaro to the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky. will strengthen the UPS operation in Mexico and also bring UPS’ operations there in line with local economic growth in the region.

The new flight will operate during the evening on Monday through Friday. It will undoubtedly give local businesses more flexibility with shipments, as the new flight will extend pick up services by over three hours. The flight from Querétaro to Louisville is approximately 1,300 nautical miles.

Michael Cuesta, UPS Mexico Director of Marketing, said that the new service between Querétaro and Louisville “will help drive the growth and export opportunities for businesses of all sizes in the state of Querétaro.” Mr. Cuesta also noted the economic growth in the region: “As a national frontrunner in the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors, this region of Mexico has experienced strong economic growth. And UPS, as a leader in global logistics, is investing here to further support the economic development and connect our customers to the rest of the world.”

In order to help customers take advantage of the new flight, UPS is offering new account discounts as well as discounts on shipments at its customer centers in Querétaro.

Jordan Green
Jordan Green
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