General sales and service agents (GSSA) ATC Aviation and Pacific Feeder Services (PFS) have joined up in South America after signing a deal in Santiago de Chile.
The companies said the move will combine the strengths of both, increasing their global presence and creating a portfolio that can “benefit from growth over the long term”.
PFS will operate under the ATC brand name, and until the transistion has been completed, the partners will have a joint presence in the market.
PFS regional director Mark Thiermann said: “We will direct all our efforts towards ensuring that our customers will benefit from our new group. With global reach and top local expertise, we are in a good position when it comes to supporting our partner airlines’ growth.”
PFS said customers will benefit from the “strengths and reliability” of both companies, as well as access to the international network with branches in Europe, the USA, Canada, Africa and Asia.
ATC chief executive officer, Ingo Zimmer added together they will “achieve strong and complementary positions in South America’s key export markets, creating a broader and more balanced portfolio”.
In South America, ATC Aviation/PFS between them represent the likes of Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines, CAL Cargo Airlines, Cargolux (pictured above), Ethiopian Airlines, GOL Linhas Aereas, Silkway, Korean Air, Peruvian Airlines, and Saudia Cargo.