UPS is launching a new jet service to Fargo’s Hector International Aiport.
The announcement was made Thursday.
The service will begin November 5, according to a news release from UPS. A UPS® 757 cargo jet, carrying a payload of up to 87,000 lbs., will operate twice a day between Fargo and UPS Worldport, the company’s main air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. These flights are a non-stop link, which will connect Fargo with the UPS global network.
Nine small turboprop aircraft will be based in Fargo, and will provide service to central and western North Dakota, and northern Minnesota.
The company plans to add nearly 70 people to staff the facility at Hector International Airport. These positions will include package handlers, management and administrative staff.
Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority, says this new service “represents an investment in the regional economy through expanded air cargo express delivery services, which play a vital role in the daily routine of businesses and individuals throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota.”