Thursday, January 5, 2012

Road Haulage and GSSA Contract For Air Freight Carrier Awarded

Austria and Eastern European Business to Global
Shipping News Feature

JORDAN – Eastern Europe – Austria - Royal Jordanian Airlines has awarded its cargo GSSA contract for Austria and Eastern Europe to Globe Air Cargo, part of the ECS Group. The full GSSA contract covers sales, marketing, operations and planning and also includes road freight haulage feeder services from countries in Eastern Europe to Vienna and trucking to points across Europe for cargo arriving in Austria from Amman by air.

Royal Jordanian are already represented by ECS Group companies in France, Switzerland and Scandinavia and the new appointment means Globe Air Cargo’s representation for Royal Jordanian in Eastern Europe will cover Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Export cargoes to Jordan are expected to include pharmaceuticals, spare parts, machinery, chemicals and valuable products.

From Austria, Royal Jordanian operates a weekly 38 tonnes capacity Airbus A310-300F flight from Vienna to Amman and offers a further 10 tonnes of additional cargo capacity on its five times weekly passenger Airbus A320/321 services. In addition to Amman, Globe Air Cargo will generate shipments for the airline’s extensive network of over 50 destinations, including its wide coverage of the Middle East. Wolf Taborsky, Managing Director Austria & EEC, for Globe Air Cargo, said:

“Royal Jordanian is the first Middle East carrier is our portfolio in Austria. This contract will allow us to offer direct flights from Vienna to Amman with fast connections to the whole of the airline’s network. The weekly freight operation every Sunday is a premium product for our customers and will help us to grow the airline’s market share with new business to Middle East destination.”

Photo: Courtesy of Royal Jordanian Cargo