Canada’s second largest airline WestJet and Jettainer are continuing their long-term unit load device (ULD) management partnership.
The outsourced ULD management company, a subsidiary of Lufthansa will continue to manage and maintain WestJets’s ULD fleet over the next five years. The contract was extended prematurely two years before expiration.
Since the start of the partnership in 2015, WestJet has been on a growth course. The number of containers and pallets to be controlled has increased from around 350 to currently 2,000 units.
WestJet currently operates 120 Boeing 737 aircraft and four Boeing 767-300. In addition, the airline took delivery of the first of 10 newly ordered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January of this year.
“We are very pleased with WestJet’s confidence in our services. The premature extension of the contract explicitly expresses this and is an incentive for us to continue to convince through our best service in the future,” said Carsten Hernig, managing director of Jettainer.
“The early renewal of our contract is proof of the good partnership we have enjoyed with Jettainer over the past four years. We see the ULD specialist as an ideal partner to continue our growth course,” said Heidi Macenzie, director of cargo at WestJet.