Jettainer has signed a contract with Spanish carrier, Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas, to manage its containers and pallets.
The airline, which uses Airbus A340-300s on routes between Madrid and Latin America, will receive 150 AKE containers complete with PMC type pallets from the unit load device (ULD) management firm. Jettainer will also be maintaining the ULDs.
Jettainer sales director, Thorsten Riekert says the deal fits with the company’s marketing strategy of working with smaller airlines from their beginning. “We want to develop our business with aspiring airlines and grow with them. A solid and long-term partnership is of great importance to us.”
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas vice president of ground operations, Olaf Schmidt says: “For our airline, the global network and long-term experience of ULD-management of Jettainer is what makes them the best possible partner for us. By outsourcing the ULD acquisition, management and maintenance, these processes are carried out with considerably more efficiency than if we had taken it on ourselves.”
“At the same time, this step enables us to free up resource, which can be used for further growth.”
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas operates flights from Madrid to Lima in Peru and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and plans Latin American services to Panama, Costa Rica and Cuba. In the future, it intends to start Asian services to cities including Bangkok in Thailand.
Jettainer, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, is responsible for the management, organisation, positioning, repair and maintenance of about 90,000 ULDs for 19 airlines.