Canada’s second largest airline WestJet and ULD outsourcing partner, Jettainer are continuing their long-term partnership. The international service partner for outsourced ULD management will continue to manage and maintain WestJets’s ULD fleet over the next five years, after extending two years before expiration.
Since the start of the partnership in 2015, WestJet has been on a growth course which has translated to the number of containers and pallets to be controlled, increasing from around 350 to currently 2,000 units. WestJet currently operates 120 B737 aircraft and four B767-300. In addition, the airline took delivery of the first of ten newly ordered B787-9 Dreamliners in January of this year.
“We are very pleased with WestJet’s confidence in our services,” says Carsten Hernig, managing director of Jettainer. “The premature extension of the contract explicitly expresses this and is an incentive for us to continue to convince through our best service in the future.”
Heidi Macenzie, director Cargo at WestJet Airlines adds: “The early renewal of our contract is proof of the good partnership we have enjoyed with Jettainer over the past four years. We see the ULD specialist as an ideal partner to continue our growth course.”