Effective June 1, 2009, Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., and Jettainer are extending their ULD management agreement for another five years.
The agreement terms provide Swiss WorldCargo with significantly enhanced flexibility to adapt the ULD fleet size to demand. This enables the carrier to quickly reduce expenses when cargo volumes decline yet ensures that additional ULDs are available when warranted by customer demand.
“It is especially in challenging times like these that the spirit of true partnership shows” says Jettainer Managing Director Alexander Plümacher. “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 utilize ULDs allocated to Swiss with other customer airlines, resulting in even higher asset productivity, reduced costs and additional earning potentials.
Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines adds: “From the start Jettainer has proven to be a very customer- oriented organization and they are giving us exactly the services we need. 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.”