Jettainer starts ULD management for Thomas Cook Group Airlines


Jettainer has expanded its cooperation with Thomas Cook Group Airlines and will now manage all the carrier’s unit load devices.

The German ULD outsource company, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will now maintain all the containers and pallets for the airline as the new contract not only covers Condor, which has been a customer since 2006, but also Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia.

Jettainer is now responsible for steering, positioning, repairing and maintaining more than 1,800 ULDs (pallets and containers) for Thomas Cook Group Airlines.

The ULD specialist says it uses modern and environmentally-friendly containers as part of this process. Both the standard units (AKE model) and also the larger containers (DQF model) have been switched to extremely light versions weighing just 58 and 99 kilogrammes. This way Jettainer improves the climate footprint of the carriers.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines director of aircraft and ground operations, Christian Schmitt says: “As a result of extending this contract to cover further carriers, the airlines in our group are taking another step in growing together.

“The encouraging factor here is that we’re not only pooling our activities, but this agreement is also helping us in our efforts to achieve eco-friendly operations.”

Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig says the ULD management firm it is proud that many years of cooperation with Condor it has been able to persuade further carriers about the quality and efficiency of our services.

“By expanding our activities to the Thomas Cook Group airlines, we’ve been able to enhance our market share and continue our global growth course,” Hernig adds.

Two of the lightweight containers in use will receive a special film wrap with a special floral design to mark the agreement’s launch with Jettainer.