Jettainer manages ULDs for Thomas Cook Group Airlines
MAY 6, 2015:-Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management,has signed an agreement with Thomas Group Airlines for managing their air freight requirements. For the present the agreement covers for the management of the ULD requirements of Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. The other airlines in the group will be included in future. Overall, Jettainer will make available and manage about 1,800 ULDs for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The extremely light AKE and DQF containers provide a significant reduction in flying weight, as they weigh only 58 and 99 kilograms respectively; this reduces fuel consumption, costs and emissions. The first new lightweight units have been in operation for Condor since the spring of this year and they are gradually replacing the older items. “The signing of the agreement is very positive for us in two ways. We are not only renewing our cooperation arrangement with our customer Condor, but are also gaining further market share by extending our activities to the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. This is enabling us to continue pursuing our growth course,” says Carsten Hernig, Managing Director of Jettainer. “We’ve found a partner in Jettainer, which can supply us with innovative and modern ULDs and therefore enable our planes to fly with less weight,” says Christian Schmitt, Director of Ground Operations at Thomas Cook Group Airlines. “This not only pays off in financial terms, but also matches our efforts to provide environmentally-friendly air traffic operations in an ideal manner,” says Arne Kirchhoff, Director of Ground Handling Procurement at Thomas Cook Group Airlines.