AirAsia X extends Unilode ULD management contract

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, has extended its outsourced ULD management agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions until 2023, for the second time in the companies’ 10-year partnership.
Unilode’s partnership with AirAsia’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Cargo Logistics, will “help to reduce cost as well as maximise revenue-generating belly space across all AirAsia and AirAsia X services,” said a statement from the Malaysia-based carrier.
RedCargo Logistics chief executive Pete Chareonwongsak said: “AirAsia X has been Unilode’s loyal customer since 2009 and throughout their partnership has relied on Unilode’s support, expertise and flexibility to supply containers and pallets that meet its exponential passenger and cargo growth and the network demands placed on its widebody fleet.
“Unilode’s commitment to invest in a mutually beneficial partnership has convinced AirAsia X that the renewed ULD management agreement will further drive efficiencies, load capacity and the digitalisation of its cargo business powered by RedCargo. AirAsia X and RedCargo look forward to continuing this partnership.”
Unilode chief executive Benoît Dumont said: “AirAsia X is one of the fastest growing long-haul, low-cost airlines in the world with more than 100 widebody aircraft on order, an increasing cargo business and a pipeline of new destinations to be added to its network.
“Unilode continuously enhances its ULD management service by taking its customers’ input, expectations and business objectives into account and is committed to support AirAsia X’s ambitious growth plans with customer-focused and innovative ULD solutions.”
Unilode Aviation Solutions owns and manages an outsourced fleet of approximately 125,000 ULDs, for use in the aviation industry, and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and galley carts.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

American Airlines’ new head of cargo outlines key priorities

By Damian Brett

It’s been six weeks since Greg Schwendinger took up the role of president of American Airlines Cargo when Air Cargo…

Read More

Share this story

Forwarders stick with short-term deals as air cargo volumes fall

By Damian Brett

Freight forwarders are continuing to opt for short-term airfreight deals as volumes and rates continue to decline. The latest statistics…

Read More

Share this story

IATA predicts 4% drop in air cargo volumes next year

By Damian Brett

Air cargo traffic is predicted to drop by a further 4% next year, while yields and revenues are also expected…

Read More

Share this story