FedEx announces plans for new Milan airport facility

FedEx Express, and SEA, the Milan airports management company, announced the start of construction for the development of a new 35,000 sq m base of operations at Malpensa, Italy. The new structure is expected to triple the size of the current FedEx Express facility in Malpensa to become the third largest hub in Europe, to serve the freight traffic to and from Italy, after Paris and Cologne.

The new facility is planned to consist of 15,000 sq m of covered warehouse, 20,000 sq m for vehicles manoeuvring and parking, and more than 1,000 sq m of office space. The facility will be located within the Cargo City and is due to be completed by the summer of 2016.

This development is part of SEA’s €100m investment plan for the expansion of the freight traffic infrastructure in the southern area of Malpensa’s Cargo City. In addition, FedEx Express plans to invest several million euros in equipment, systems and facilities for the new structure.

Giulio De Metrio, chief operating officer of SEA said, “FedEx is the fourth-largest customer of Malpensa airport for cargo and is the first courier directly connected with the United States thanks to the direct flight Milan-Malpensa Memphis, the only Express Courier direct flight on this route that provides the most fast transit times from northern Italy to the entire North American market. “

FedEx expects to handle 20,000 daily shipments through the new structure as well as 44 weekly flights to and from Malpensa and 480 connections by land, on a weekly basis.