FedEx Marks 40th Anniversary with Community Service, Eye to the Future – Yahoo! Finance


Pictured at Cleveland in 1975, this Falcon 20 is one of the aircraft that helped start the small package freight revolution, and forty years later, FedEx is celebrating its anniversary as a global carrier. Photo: George Mihalek – OPShots Contributor //

The company that launched the overnight delivery industry is forty years old.

On April 17, 1973, FedEx Corp. (FDX), then known as Federal Express, began operations at the Memphis International Airport with the delivery of 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities. Today, FedEx and its four operating companies handle more than 9 million packages each day via a high-tech network designed to connect customers by air, land and sea in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

“For 40 years, the men and women of FedEx have dedicated themselves to helping our customers connect to the world,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Corp. “Today, our more than 300,000 team members mark this milestone with a spirit of service and dedication that ensures 40 years is only the beginning.”

via FedEx Marks 40th Anniversary with Community Service, Eye to the Future – Yahoo! Finance.

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Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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