Unilode and Hawaiian Airlines extend ULD management partnership

posted on 13th March 2019 by Justin Burns

Unilode Aviation Solutions has renewed a long-term agreement for the management of the unit load device (ULD) fleet of Hawaiian Airlines – one of the largest passenger carriers in the US.

Hawaiian Airlines managing director of cargo, Brad Matheny said the extension builds on a partnership that started in 2014.

“Thanks to Unilode’s expertise and flexibility, we always have the right assets to meet our ULD needs, including some special units, which Unilode has provided for Hawaiian’s ATR-72 fleet in an all-cargo configuration.

“We look forward to advancing our partnership and operations, and fully digitising our ULD fleet for greater control and visibility throughout our network, as well as increased cargo and passenger revenues,” he added.

Unilode chief executive officer, Benoît Dumont said: “Unilode is committed to providing the necessary assets and support for its customers’ successful operation and places great value on the partnership element of its ULD management agreements, including planning ahead for changes to their fleet, network and seasonal operations.

“Unilode’s digitalisation programme will provide Hawaiian Airlines with data and reports to help them offer value-added services to their own customers and give them a competitive edge in the market.

“Hawaiian Airlines will continue to use Unilode’s ULD pooling model that ensures access to the required ULDs on short notice, supplies modern lightweight containers as part of the ULD replacement programme, and provides ULD repairs at its hub and main airport stations. We are pleased to continue serving Hawaiian Airlines and playing a part in its continuous growth.”