Norwegian Cargo has signed a two-year deal with Royal Mail’s Gatwick Air Mail Unit, which sees Norwegian using its long-haul capacity to fly international airmail to the U.S for Royal Mail. Norwegian Cargo, part of low-budget airline Norwegian, has said that the company’s existing expansion is about cargo as well as passenger growth.
“This is a great time to strengthen our relationship with Royal Mail,” said Bjørn Erik Barman-Jenssen, head of cargo at Norwegian. “Royal Mail has already trusted us to ship around 200 tonnes of mail to the U.S. and Scandinavia so far this year and our UK services will expand with new routes and more capacity to the world’s leading cargo hubs.”
Gary Taylor, Royal Mail international service manager, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Poland and Russia, said:
“The increase of online purchases in the Nordics from UK retailers and SMEs makes Norwegian Cargo’s enhanced network and wide body capacity an attractive proposition. Norwegian has been fulfilling our requirements of speed, efficiency and reliability for mail shipments since we began working together in 2013.”