Italian Leisure Carrier Meridiana Chooses ECS as Cargo GSA

The Paris-based ECS Group has gained Meridiana as new client, servicing the leisure airline with total cargo management throughout its entire intercontinental routes. ECS sells the complete Meridiana product from all its stations around the globe.

Meridiana operated Boeing 737-700
Meridiana operated Boeing 737-700

In a press release, ECS states that Meridiana offers abundant capacity via its scheduled services from Italy. It serves the following in-demand cargo destinations with wide-body aircraft: Dominican Republic, Cancun, Cuba, New York JFK, Mauritius, Dakar, Mombasa and Zanzibar. The new three-year contract will focus mainly on the prime cargo routes to and from Mexico, the USA and the Dominican Republic, but also beyond - supported by all global ECS links.
 
Olbia-headquartered Meridiana is operating Boeing 767 aircraft and narrow-body 737 aircraft, with an uplift capacity of about 10 tons per flight. ECS expects to generate roughly 4,000 tons p.a. by transporting a vast amount of DGR and perishable commodities. By sharing the same values and quality levels both companies look forward to fostering successful business. A main argument making for inking the contract was the French GSA’s total cargo management ability, the high quality standards offered to clients and its global presence.

Total cargo management
Comments the carrier’s CEO, Richard Creagh: “We chose ECS because of their very trustworthy reputation and their excellent service. I am sure our new partnership will help us grow in those important cargo markets. ECS’s Total Cargo Management (TCM) is unique in standards, scale and quality.”
 
Adrien Thominet, Group COO at ECS replied: “As Total Cargo Management partner, we integrate our services seamlessly: scalable to global service, tailor-made to the individual needs of Meridiana and her customers. That way, Meridiana and ECS can grow together, with shared values and aligned goals.”
 
Meridiana is an Italian airline controlled by AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development). As result of organic growth in connection with some mergers, the airline has become one of the most important players in international leisure flights and its growth towards new medium and long haul destinations is continuing.

Heiner Siegmund

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