Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary Jettainer has begun a five-year contract to manage ULD services for South-Korean low cost carrier T’way Air.
Jettainer will provide the airline with a customised ULD fleet and manage the steering, maintenance and repair of all units as the airline expands its fleet from B737-800s to include three leased A330-300s by May.
ULDs provided and managed by Jettainer will initially fly on T’way routes between South Korea’s Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport. International flights to Singapore and Vietnam are set to follow. By 2025, T’way plans to add seven A330-300s to its fleet and begin medium-haul and long-haul flights to destinations like Sydney, Croatia and Honolulu.
The ULD management contract includes providing containers and pallets for the three new A330s as well as services for future expansion.
T’way Air chief cargo external affairs director Sung-sup Park says, “As we grow our fleet now and in the future, we are deliberately embracing sustainable and cost-efficient ULD solutions so this partnership is an excellent fit with our constant efforts to increase innovation, cut costs, and enhance efficiency.”
Jettainer chief sales officer Thorsten Riekert says, “We are active all over the globe and recognise that the Asian market offers significant potential to us, as aviation will continue to grow there in the years ahead. Outsourcing ULD services is an especially attractive alternative for expanding airlines like T´way Air as efficient management cuts costs and reduces CO2 emissions.”