Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas, has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) Argentina, an ECS Group subsidiary, as its GSSA in Argentina.
With this new contract, GAC Argentina plans to expand Brazil’s third-largest airline’s cargo activities in Argentina, including by opening up destinations that are currently passenger-only, to cargo.
Azul, which is based in Brazil and began operating in 2008, has signed a two-year GSSA contract with GAC Argentina. From 16 February, the ECS Group subsidiary has marketed the airline’s cargo capacity on flights departing from Buenos Aires (EZE), and in the future will do so from Cordoba (COR) and Rosario (ROS), in keeping with the expansion plans announced by the GSSA.
From Buenos Aires, GAC Argentina now markets several Brazilian destinations, including Belo Horizonte (CNF), which is served by two flights a day, and Campinas (VCP), with one flight a day, as well as the US destinations of Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) and Europe’s Lisbon (LIS) and soon Porto (OPO). In partnership with a French airline, Paris (ORY) is also among the daily cargo links sold by the GSSA.
GAC Argentina is a subsidiary of ECS Group, established in Argentina since May 2018. Its team of professionals has over 15 years of experience in the air freight industry and has unrivalled knowledge of the Argentinian market.
Combined with ECS Group’s exceptional global network, GAC Argentina is in the perfect position to develop the group’s activities in Latin America, the group says. The partnership with Azul follows from the GSSA ambition to expand its network in the region.
GAC Argentina will be marketing the capacity of Azul’s fleet of A320 and EM 190 & 195 aircraft on flights from Argentina in addition to its A330, B737, ATR and B767 (coming soon) aircraft on flights from Brazil.
“We are extremely proud to have been chosen as GSSA by Azul Linhas Aéreas,” says Alejandro Doldi, managing director at GAC Argentina. “We have full confidence in this airline and in the opportunities for rapid development in the Argentinian market. Increased trade between Argentina and Brazil will also contribute to Azul’s growth in this market,” he adds.