Edelweiss, Swiss leisure travel airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, and Swiss WorldCargo have agreed to a continued partnership on freight capacity.
The agreement, effective since the beginning of 2019, will see Swiss WorldCargo continue to market and sell Edelweiss freight capacity. Both companies will benefit from the expanding Edelweiss network, while pursuing additional global growth opportunities, the say, without specifying the length of their partnership.
Swiss WorldCargo will maintain responsibility for managing the belly cargo of the entire Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss fleet on all applicable routes.
While Edelweiss and Swiss WorldCargo have enjoyed a close partnership since 2009, recent years have seen the Edelweiss fleet and range of destinations grow significantly. Edelweiss now flies to over 70 destinations in 34 countries, with the airline’s fleet consisting of a total of 16 aircraft, including 10 A320s, two A330s, and four A340s.
Swiss WorldCargo markets cargo capacity for Edelweiss on the following destinations:
• North and South America: Vancouver, Calgary, Cancun, San Jose, Tampa, Orlando, Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, Havana and Buenos Aires
• Africa and Asia: Phuket, Colombo, Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City, Malé, Mauritius and Cape Town
• Europe: Larnaca, Gran Canaria, Pristina, Tenerife and Skopje
“Our partnership with Edelweiss offers great opportunities for both us and our customers, as we are able to complement our already strong international network with additional routes in diverse markets,” says Ashwin Bhat, head of Swiss WorldCargo. “We look forward to a continued successful partnership with Edelweiss in the future.”
“Swiss WorldCargo has been a strong partner for us over the last several years,” adds Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss. “As Edelweiss expands in both fleet size and destinations, we look forward to continuing to augment our network through their valuable support in managing cargo traffic on our routes.”