The Atlanta-based parcel giant will start a daily non-stop flight on Feb. 27 from its Louisville, Ky. hub to Dubai.UPS on Feb. 27 will start a daily non-stop flight from its Louisville, Ky., hub to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, adding that it will improve transit times from North and South America to the Mideast by a full business day.
The carrier will use its new Boeing 747-8 freighters on the 7,700-mile route, the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated. The flight will operate Tuesday through Saturday. The current flight is operated on a weekly basis, UPS said.
The Louisville-Dubai flight leg is part of a UPS “around-the-world” flight that begins and ends at Louisville. After arriving in Dubai, packages and freight will be loaded on the plane before it departs for Shenzhen, China. U.S.-bound volume is then loaded in Shenzhen and the aircraft returns to Louisville via Anchorage, Alaska.
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