Swiss leisure carrier Edelweiss – which is also the sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, and Swiss WorldCargo – the freight division of Swiss International Air Lines – have agreed to a continued partnership for the coming years.
The agreement, effective since the beginning of 2019, will see Swiss WorldCargo continue to market and sell Edelweiss freight capacity.
Both companies will benefit from the expanding Edelweiss network, while pursuing additional global growth opportunities. Swiss WorldCargo will maintain responsibility for managing the belly cargo of the entire Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss fleet on all applicable routes.
Edelweiss and Swiss WorldCargo have enjoyed a close partnership since 2009. In recent years, the Edelweiss fleet and range of destinations has grown significantly. Edelweiss now flies to over 70 destinations in 34 countries, and the airline’s fleet consists of 16 aircraft, including 10 Airbus A320s, two Airbus A330s, and four Airbus A340s.
Swiss WorldCargo markets cargo capacity for Edelweiss to North and South America – Vancouver, Calgary, Cancun, San Jose, Tampa, Orlando, Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, Havana and Buenos Aires.
And on routes to Africa and Asia – Phuket, Colombo, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Malé, Mauritius and Cape Town, and in Europe – Larnaca, Gran Canaria, Pristina, Tenerife and Skopje.
Swiss WorldCargo head, Ashwin Bhat said: “Our partnership with Edelweiss offers great opportunities for both us and our customers, as we are able to complement our already strong international network with additional routes in diverse markets.
“We look forward to a continued successful partnership with Edelweiss in the future.”
“Swiss WorldCargo has been a strong partner for us over the last several years,” Edelweiss chief executive officer, Bernd Bauer. “As Edelweiss expands in both fleet size and destinations, we look forward to continuing to augment our network through their valuable support in managing cargo traffic on our routes.”