Russian freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines has signed a leasing agreement with Lufthansa Group’s ULD management arm Jettainer for the short-term provision of units for special cargoes. It will give AirBridgeCargo access to the Jettainer fleet including horse stalls, car racks, and other pallets or containers.
Jettainer has developed a JettLease product that allows rental contracts for standard or special ULDs from one day up to several months. They can be ordered around the clock, worldwide.
ABC general director, Sergey Lazarev, said: “By having a reliable and experienced partner with extensive geographical coverage we will be able to guarantee fast and seamless delivery for our customers.”
Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig, added: “Our leasing model meets the growing customer demand for short-term access to standard ULDs as well as special containers wherever they are needed. We are very pleased to be able to use our know-how and global network for one of the fastest growing cargo airlines and to support AirBridgeCargo in providing the right ULDs for all transport at all time.”
AirBridgeCargo achieved 25% growth in volumes of special cargoes in 2018 and says that the trend is set to continue in 2019 and beyond.