Flexport and Western Global sign three-year freighter partnership

posted on 2nd March 2018 by Jordan Newton
Flexport and Western Global sign three-year freighter partnership

Western Global Airlines (WGA) has entered into a three-year agreement with Flexport to provide a dedicated Boeing 747-400 Freighter scheduled service between Hong Kong and Los Angeles beginning on 5 April.

Flexport made the decision to launch scheduled freighter services twice a week to meet freight demand and shortage of capacity on the sector and due to rising rates. It will grow the service to a three times a week frequency in September.

WGA chief executive officer and Founder, Jim Neff saiid: “Our partnership with Flexport is a significant milestone because it will enable our two companies to join forces to revolutionize the traditional air cargo platform for the 21st century.

“Both Flexport and WGA were founded in 2013, and both have taken customer-focused approaches based on new technology.

“They have grown rapidly to become leaders and innovators in their respective business segments, and as such are natural partners in changing the air freight dynamic together. I believe that WGA’s responsive and robust service will allow Flexport to strongly serve their customer base both in Asia and the US.”

Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen said: “At Flexport, we are always striving to improve service to our clients. Our partnership with Western Global helps us achieve this goal, because we will have consistent and reliable airfreight capacity that our clients can count on.”

Flexport’s SVP and global head of airfreight, Neel Jones Shah: “This new partnership allows Flexport to offer predicable, affordable and a custom-tailored service to our customers with guaranteed capacity through seamless, dedicated scheduled service in the important Honk Kong to US markets.”

Based in Florida, minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport, WGA is a FAA Certified 121 all cargo airline operating its owned fleet of B747-400 and MD-11 freighter aircraft worldwide for many airlines, express companies, logistics providers, humanitarian and relief organizations, and the US DOD.

In less than four years of operations, WGA has flown to 315 airports, in 115 countries on six continents.