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07 February 2009

FedEx to maintain standby operations in Subic until April

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said Friday that Federal Express will still have a maintenance component here and will be on standby until April this year.

In a press conference, SBMA administrator Armand Arreza clarified that Thursday night's operations were "the beginning of the transition for the move to China."

"Last night was the last full operations. They will still have standby operations up to the end of April. They have been testing their hub at Guangzhou for the last two months," Arreza explained.

Earlier, employees of Federal Express said the Thursday to Friday flights were the last flights of the Subic hub which has been operating for more than 13 years here.

Around 500 hundred employees will be affected by the move of Fedex to China. They, however, clarified that the international courier giant will still service the Philippines through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. (John Bayarong, GMANews.TV)

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