New non-stop flight from Louisville to Dubai improves transit times by one day to the Middle East and neighboring markets.
UPS has launched a daily non-stop flight from the Worldport® air hub in Louisville, Ky., to Dubai, U.A.E., that will improve transit times from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East by a full business day. At approximately 7,700 miles, the route is the longest, regularly scheduled flight UPS has ever operated. It’s made possible by one of UPS’s new 747-8Fs, which offer greater efficiency over long range.
“Dubai’s importance as a global trade hub increases every day – and we’re now getting there a day faster.”
– UPS’s Jim Barber
“The United Arab Emirates trades with all 50 U.S. states and has grown to become the United States’ largest export destination in the Middle East,” says Jim Barber, UPS’s chief operating officer. “Dubai’s importance as a global trade hub increases every day – and we’re now getting there a day faster.” In fact, the U.A.E. has been the United States’ top export destination in the entire Middle East for nine years in a row, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division.
The new direct flight is part of plans to expand UPS’s presence in Dubai, which is the headquarters for UPS’s ISMEA (Indian Subcontinent Middle East & Africa) Region, during the buildup to World Expo Dubai 2020 and beyond. As the expo’s Official Logistics Partner, UPS will provide up to 27,000 square meters of warehouse space – the equivalent of four soccer fields – and a team with as many as 1,000 employees during the expo.
To find out more about UPS service to the Middle East, visit ups.com