Dreamlifts no longer acting as a GSA for Antonov Airlines
DREAMLIFTS Ltd will no longer serve as the worldwide general sales agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines after the companies failed to reach an 'acceptable agreement
DREAMLIFTS Ltd will no longer serve as the worldwide general sales agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines after the companies failed to reach an 'acceptable agreement.'
Dreamlifts said it had been proud to represent Antonov since 2016, but 'having failed to reach an acceptable agreement, Dreamlifts has, with great regret, decided not to renew its agreement with Antonov.'
The deal will come to an end on March 1. The decision affects the UK office based in Stansted, as well as the Dreamlifts' US office in Houston, 'Antonov Airlines Inc,' reported London's Air Cargo News.
Dreamlifts managing director Graham Witton said: 'This has been an extremely difficult decision. A number of the staff has been representing Antonov in the worldwide market since the establishment of the airline in 1989.
'Since setting up Dreamlifts Ltd in 2016, and subsequently the US office, Antonov Airlines Inc, we have helped strengthen the Antonov Airlines brand globally.'
He continued: 'The decision will not affect any projects that are currently ongoing. The customers have been contacted and we will ensure that they continue to receive the service they deserve from our team.
The Antonov and Dreamlifts relationship started at a tumultuous time for the Ukrainian airline as it ended a long-standing relationship with Russian operator Volga-Dnepr - Ruslan International. The Ruslan relationship was created in 2006 when the two companies teamed up on the marketing of their combined fleet of Antonov-124 aircraft.
Antonov currently operates a fleet of seven An-124s, including the An-124-100M-150 - which boasts a payload of 150 tonnes.
It also flies the world's biggest freighter, the An-225 Mriya, which has a maximum cargo capacity of no less than 250 tonnes, and the world's largest turboprop, the An-22 Antei.