ATC Aviation acquires South America-based GSSA Pacific Feeder Services
Aug 10, 2018: Leading General Sales and Service Agents (GSSAs) ATC Aviation and Pacific Feeder Services have come together to form one combined company in South America.
The deal that was finally signed last week in Santiago de Chile has been under negotiations over the past 3 years.
The combination of ATC and PFS will combine the strengths of both companies, increase global presence and create a robust portfolio that can benefit from growth trend over the long term.
Mark Thiermann, Regional Director: “PFS and ATC are now one combined company in South America. We will direct all our efforts towards ensuring that our customers will benefit from our new group. With global reach and top local expertise, we are in a good position when it comes to supporting our partner airlines’ growth.”
The business for PFS will continue as usual. The customers of PFS will hardly feel these changes. But in addition, customers will benefit from the strengths and reliability of both companies in the future, as well as through the international network with branches in Europe, USA, Canada, Africa and Asia.
Ingo Zimmer, CEO, ATC Aviation: “Together we will achieve strong and complementary positions in South America’s key export markets, creating a broader and more balanced portfolio. This purchase is a further step to complete our mission to become the world leading cargo GSSA”.
PFS will soon operate under the globally recognised name of ATC. Until the transition has been completed, the partners will have a joint presence in the market. After the transition period of one year, GrupoPFS will be under the branding of the ATC Group.
Airlines represented by ATC Aviation Services/Pacific Feeder Services in South America are: Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, CAL Cargo Airlines, Cargolux Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, GOL Linhas Aereas, Silkway, Korean Air, Peruvian Airlines, Tame Airlines, Saudia Cargo, Royal Air Maroc and Solar Cargo.