Air Partner and Air Cargo Integrators launch new partnership
26 / 11 / 2015
Air Partner’s freight division and UAE-based Air Cargo Integrators (ACI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop both their freight charter and global airfreight products.
Under the terms of the MoU, UK-based Air Partner Freight has appointed ACI as its official freight sales and marketing representative in the UAE in order to develop its aircraft charter and project air cargo charter products.
In turn, ACI has appointed Air Partner Freight as its sales and marketing partner in Europe and the Americas for the company’s Air Direct Connect airline product.
Air Partner’s representative office in the UAE will now be provided by ACI and clients will have full visibility of both companies at all times.
Air Partner Freight global business development manager Stuart Smith said: “The UAE marketplace is such a vital logistics platform for the wider MEA region: despite some of the wider difficulties facing a number of traditional air charter industries around the world, the Middle East — and the UAE in particular — remains a vibrant market in which to offer creative airfreight solutions to a wide sector client base.
“More than ever, and as our industry peers have also recognised, charter companies must step up to the plate and provide added-value services to their clients.”
ACI chief executive Lionel Smith added: “Our focus, as always, is to provide enhanced and innovative products that will improve connectivity to multiple destinations without compromise on quality and safety, which is our priority, and the collaboration with Air Partner will make it easier for customers and major freight forwarders to entrust ACI/AP for seamless air solutions.”
The firms said the deal had come after a sustained period of co-operation between both companies in the provision of aircraft charter and airfreight services to a shared customer base within Europe and the UAE, and represents a re-consolidation of Air Partner’s fast growing Freight product in the Middle East region.