The air freight division of the Norwegian LCC and Royal Mail’s Gatwick Air Mail Unit – GAMU – have signed a two-year framework agreement to transport airmail shipments between Scandinavia, the UK and the U.S. This follows the uplift of roughly 200 tons of mail on behalf of Britain’s postal service to the U.S. and Scandinavia this year.
With its fast expanding transatlantic network, Norwegian has not only become an increasingly interesting capacity provider for Royal Mail but also for forwarding agents. As Norwegian’s long-haul
network continues to expand, freight forwarders will benefit from at least 180 tons of capacity per week on transatlantic routes this winter. Capacity has increased with Norwegian’s daily flights
from London Gatwick to New York and flights to Los Angeles increasing from currently three to four times a week from Spring 2016. New Gatwick-Boston flights will also be launched as of May 2016
with further long-haul routes from the UK also being planned.
Norwegian keeps on expanding, offering the market additional cargo capacity
On the occasion of signing the Royal Mail deal Norwegian’s Head of Cargo Bjoern Erik Barman-Jenssen stated: “Our huge expansion in the UK is not just about passenger growth but cargo as well. Royal Mail has already trusted us to ship around 200 tonnes of mail to the U.S. and Scandinavia so far this year and our UK services will expand with new routes and more capacity to the world’s leading cargo hubs.”
Gary Taylor, International Service Manager, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Poland & Russia at Royal Mail supported this statement by saying, “The increase of online purchases in the Nordics from UK retailers and SMEs makes Norwegian Cargo’s enhanced network and wide-body capacity an attractive proposition. Norwegian has been fulfilling our requirements of speed, efficiency and reliability for mail shipments since we began working together in 2013.”
Norwegian Cargo offers forwarding agents freight capacity to all destinations served in Scandinavia and a range of European destinations in addition to Bangkok, New York, Orlando, Oakland, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.
Cargo sales agent is Kales Airline Services.