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Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun-Zurich flights for export
Zurich, 2 December, 2019 –Swiss WorldCargo, the freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will open its Cancun (CUN) station for exports today. With this development, all flights between Zurich and Cancun can now carry freight on both their inbound and outbound journeys.
Swiss WorldCargo connects Cancun and Zurich with a thrice-weekly Airbus A340-300 service, operated by Edelweiss, sister company of Swiss International Air Lines. The aircraft will offer a payload in excess of 15 tonnes on each leg of the flight.
In Cancun, Skylog, a member of the ECS Group, will manage all commercial activity for this new service, while Swissport will oversee ground operations. Inbound flights depart Zurich in the afternoon and arrive in Cancun in the evening, while outbound flights leave Cancun in the evening and arrive in Zurich the following afternoon. With this schedule, customers in Mexico benefit from late delivery times in Cancun as well as ideal arrival times in Zurich for many same-day connections to Swiss WorldCargo’s worldwide destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.
“We are delighted to open our Cancun station to exports,” said Hendrik Falk, Head of Cargo for USA West, South, and Latin America. “With this new development, we will create additional export options for numerous customers shipping a wide variety of products from the Yucatan Peninsula to Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world. Having a strong foothold in the Latin American market remains a critical focus point for us.”
Swiss WorldCargo begins operating new routes for Winter Timetable 2019, increasing capacity to and from Japan
Zurich Airport, 28 October 2019 - Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin operating flights according to its Winter Timetable today. This introduces new destinations as well as increased capacity in Asia.
As from 1 February, a daily Boeing 777-300ER will operate on flights to Tokyo, offering additional tonnage. Flights to Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city will commence on 1 March, serviced by an Airbus A340-300.
Cargo traffic will also resume on the following routes:
- Flights to Colombo will resume on 31 October; operated by an Airbus A340-300
- Flights to Phuket will resume on 3 November; operated by an Airbus A340-300
- Flights to Ho Chi Minh City will resume on 18 November; operated by an Airbus A340-300
In the Americas, the winter schedule will offer additional flights to and from Miami (MIA). This complements Swiss WorldCargo’s daily flights to North America gateways, including New York, Newark, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Chicago.
“We look forward to augmenting our customer offering in Japan,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines. “With additional capacity to Tokyo, as well as our first-ever direct flights to Osaka, we will be able to provide even better service in the region. Likewise, we will re-commence flights in select destinations in Asia and boost capacity in North America, thus rounding out our strong presence in both areas.”
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability. This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com
Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic extend partnership
Zurich Airport, 3 October 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic have agreed to continue their long-standing, successful partnership for another seven years. The partnership will see Swiss WorldCargo continue to use Cargologic’s airfreight handling competencies at its hub in Zurich, where Cargologic will maintain its position as dedicated ground handler.
According to Swiss WorldCargo’s Head of Quality and Services Christian Wyss, the main reasons for the extension are the reliability as well as quality of services offered by Cargologic. “We can depend on Cargologic as a professional partner delivering a premium service. Together, we offer our customers fast, efficient and reliable services. Needless to say, we jointly ensure that consignments arrive as per our promise to our customers.”
Marco Gredig, Managing Director of Cargologic, is also delighted about the ongoing cooperation with Swiss WorldCargo: “The long-term continuation of this proven partnership is extremely important to us. It is a clear reaffirmation of the Zurich Airport location and makes a substantial contribution to its future growth.”
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.
Cargologic – a leader in airfreight handling
As a leading Swiss airfreight handling specialist, Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes of goods a year. The company currently has around 800 employees in Zurich, Basel, Berne and Lugano. Cargologic provides airlines and forwarders with customized services in all areas of freight handling. These include import, export and transit shipments, as well as the dispatch of special consignments and security checks for air freight.
Cargologic is part of the Rhenus Group
The Rhenus Group has an annual turnover of EUR 5.1 billion, making it one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. It has some 31,000 employees based at 660 locations. Throughout the supply chain, the Rhenus Group provides solutions for a wide range of industries, including multimodal transportation, storage, customs clearance and innovative added-value services.
This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com