Antonov Airlines appoints Air Cargo Partners Worldwide as GSA in Australia

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Jun 28, 2017: The Ukraine- based Antonov Airlines has selected Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP) as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Australia. The GSA representation, part of the ongoing expansion for the heavy lift, super-heavy lift, and project cargo specialist, will be managed by Ken Lyons, Sales and Development Manager, ACP Worldwide.

ACP Worldwide has five offices in the region comprising Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and an office in Auckland.

“We recognise the strong project cargo nature of the Australian market, ranging from oil and gas to mining and other industrial sectors, and appointed a GSA to bring our expertise right to the doorstep of these key industries. ACP Worldwide was chosen as the Australian GSA for Antonov Airlines due to its ten years’ experience of working in the heavy lift industry and its extensive experience in dealing with AN-124s.They have supported us on some occasions in the past and have put forward a compelling plan to take us forward in the Australian market,” said Martin Griffiths, Commercial Manager, Antonov Airlines UK.

ANTONOV operates a fleet of seven AN-124-100 freighters, with a payload of up to 150 tonnes, in addition to the 60 tonnes payload AN-22 and the AN-225, which is the largest aircraft in the world, with a payload of 250 tonnes.

ACP Worldwide’s team of over twenty-five airline cargo professionals has over twenty years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand market.

“We were appointed to provide a competitive local sales and service value proposition to major industry segments engaging with heavy lift projects across a wide range of sectors. In addition to securing new business, we will maintain effective communication in support of Antonov Airlines’ regular aircraft market updates, and distribute information on fleet availability in the region, including special offers and backloads. We look forward to bringing our regional expertise to complement Antonov Airline's international market presence further,” said Ken Lyons, Sales and Development Manager, ACP Worldwide.

ACP Worldwide specialises in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, mining, construction, automotive, pharmaceuticals, technology and transport.

Pic Caption: Ken Lyons, Sales and Development Manager, ACP Worldwide (left) with Ross Di Lizio, General Manager, ACP Worldwide (right) taking potential customers on a familiarisation tour on board the AN-225 “Mriya” in Perth, Australia.

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