Canada's second airline, WestJet, renews its ULD deal with Jettainer
CANADA's second biggest airline after Air Canada, WestJet, has renewed its ULD management contract with Lufthansa unit Jettainer, reports London's Air Cargo News
CANADA's second biggest airline after Air Canada, WestJet, has renewed its ULD management contract with Lufthansa unit Jettainer, reports London's Air Cargo News.
The deal, extended prematurely two years before its expiration date, will have Jettainer continue to manage and maintain WestJet's ULD container fleet for five years.
Since the start of the partnership in 2015, WestJet has been on a growth course. The number of containers and pallets to be controlled has increased from around 350 to currently 2,000 units.
WestJet currently operates 120 Boeing 737 aircraft and four Boeing 767-300. In addition, the airline took delivery of the first of ten newly ordered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January of this year.
Said Jettainer managing director Carsten Hernig: 'We are very pleased with WestJet's confidence in our services. The premature extension of the contract explicitly expresses this and is an incentive for us to continue to convince through our best service in the future.'
Said WestJet cargo chief Heidi Mackenzie: 'The early renewal of our contract is proof of the good partnership we have enjoyed with Jettainer over the past four years. We see the ULD specialist as an ideal partner to continue our growth course.'