FlyKargo is partnering with JetBlue Airways to move cargo between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of a three month pilot programme beginning on 15 October.
Miami-based FlyKargo specialises in managing air cargo services to low cost airlines and will focus on providing fast and reliable services to registered freight forwarders and known shippers.
Services will begin with a traditional air-to-air offering and gradually include door pickup and delivery extension in additional markets.
FlyKargo chairman, Patricio Sepulveda says: “Our clients are able to focus on their core passenger business and rely on us to safely, efficiently, and effectively operate air cargo business.”
JetBlue director of customer experience effectiveness, Rob Martinelli says that with over 1,000 daily flights throughout the Americas and Caribbean, the airline is well placed to benefit from the growth of e-commerce.
He says: “We are excited about the prospects of growing revenue cargo and are taking a lead to innovate in this space with a partner that has demonstrated their ability to understand the industry’s current needs and quickly rollout a smart solution, while offering the expertise and connections to evolve with the market in the future.”