JetBlue partners Aeronex Cargo to foray into air cargo
AMERICAN low-cost passenger carrier, JetBlue announced it will partner with Miami-based consultancy Aeronex Cargo to gradually expand its cargo operations
AMERICAN low-cost passenger carrier, JetBlue announced it will partner with Miami-based consultancy Aeronex Cargo to gradually expand its cargo operations.
Initially, JetBlue will utilise flights to and from Fort Lauderdale to interline cargo moving through Miami International (MIA), with Aeronex organising the MIA to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) road-feeder transportation, according to New York's Air Cargo World.
Before 2018, the low-cost carrier did not carry any cargo at all and the decision to foray into air cargo follows the successful execution of a pilot programme launched in 2018 under which JetBlue transported cargo on flights between FLL and San Juan (SJU).
Expanded cargo operation will be unrolled on an airport-by-airport basis. After Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo said they expect to open additional cargo operations at other busy gateways, including John F Kennedy (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Boston Logan (BOS) international airports.
'Our partnership with Aeronex Cargo allows us to efficiently offer cargo services without impact to our customer operation, building new revenue opportunities from excess belly capacity on our fleet of more than 250 aircraft,' said JetBlue director customer experience effectiveness Robert Martinelli.
JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo will evaluate opportunities to expand the cargo operation to nearly 30 cities across the airline's network where there is high shipping demand, the companies said.
GSA Force will handle sales and marketing for the operation.