Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun station for exports; 15 tonnes payload added

Dec 3, 2019: All flights between Zurich and Cancun can now carry freight on both their inbound and outbound journeys as Swiss WorldCargo has opened its Cancun station for exports.

The freight division of Swiss International Air Lines connects Cancun and Zurich with a thrice-weekly Airbus A340-300 service, operated by Edelweiss, sister company of Swiss International Air Lines. The aircraft will offer a payload in excess of 15 tonnes on each leg of the flight.

Skylog, a member of the ECS Group, will manage all commercial activity for the new service in Cancun, while Swissport will oversee ground operations

Inbound flights depart Zurich in the afternoon and arrive in Cancun in the evening, while outbound flights leave Cancun in the evening and arrive in Zurich the following afternoon. With this schedule, customers in Mexico benefit from late delivery times in Cancun as well as ideal arrival times in Zurich for many same-day connections to Swiss WorldCargo’s worldwide destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

"We are delighted to open our Cancun station to exports. With this new development, we will create additional export options for numerous customers shipping a wide variety of products from the Yucatan Peninsula to Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world. Having a strong foothold in the Latin American market remains a critical focus point for us," said Hendrik Falk, head of cargo for USA West, South, and Latin America.