Swiss WorldCargo and Jettainer extend agreement

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Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, and Jettainer have extended their ULD (unit load device) management agreement for a further five years.

The agreement terms provides Swiss WorldCargo with enhanced flexibility to adapt the ULD fleet size to demand. This enables the carrier to quickly reduce expenses when cargo volumes decline, but ensure additional ULDs are available when warranted by customer demand.

Jettainer managing director Alexander Plümacher said: “The current economic situation is obviously hurting our customers and cost reductions are imperative for airlines. To make an already very cost effective ULD management solution even better was a demanding exercise, but together Swiss WorldCargo and Jettainer devised an approach that meets the present objectives and is clearly forward looking for both our companies.”

The new arrangement provides Jettainer with increased opportunities to cross utilise ULDs allocated to Swiss with other customer airlines, resulting in higher asset productivity, reduced costs and additional earning potentials.

Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, added: “This solid business relationship has been affirmed and further strengthened by the way Jettainer has responded to the current situation. They have accepted it as an opportunity and came up with a creative win-win solution that builds the future for our successful collaboration.”

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