JetBlue Airways has launched a new cargo offering in partnership with Miami-based Aeronex Cargo LLC starting from Fort Lauderdale with plans to roll the service to five cities by the end of this year.
Aeronex Cargo is a specialist in delivering turnkey air cargo managed services to low-cost airlines and will focus on providing fast and reliable services to freight forwarders as well as shippers.
Cargo services will begin with a traditional air-to-air offering in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This service will first be expanded with a drop-off point at Miami International Airport (MIA), one of the top five busiest cargo airports in America, where Aeronex Cargo will pick up and transport goods to Fort Lauderdale.
By the end of this year, JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo expect to open additional cargo operations in John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
“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 Robert Martinelli, director customer experience effectiveness, JetBlue.
Over the next few years, 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.
“In my long professional career of more than 35 years in aviation, it is an immense satisfaction to partner with JetBlue in their decision to go back to the cargo business under this unique turnkey solution model and contribute to increase their bottom line,” said Patricio Sepulveda, founder and CEO of Aeronex Cargo LLC.
Aeronex Cargo will provide a turnkey solution to JetBlue that removes logistical challenges airlines face in their cargo operations, allowing JetBlue and its crew to focus on the experience for airline customers.
Accompanying Aeronex Cargo providing the sales and marketing efforts is GSA Force, a general air cargo sales and service provider with offices across 14 countries.