Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. has made moves to boost efficiency on more than 100 Asian flight routes since opening its air hub in Shenzhen, China, one year ago. 

The facility serves other major cities in China, as well as Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

“The Shenzhen Asia-Pacific hub has enabled us to strengthen our entire intra-Asia network,” said Derek Woodward, president of UPS’s Asia Pacific region, in a news release.

UPS also announced in the release that it would launch a weekly direct flight from the U.S. territory of Guam to Hong Kong next month.

The $180-million Shenzhen hub has handled more than 5,000 incoming and outgoing flights since opening last May. In 2009, UPS opened an intra-China air hub at Shanghai‘s Pudong International Airport.

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