AirAsia X extends Unilode ULD management contract
08 / 01 / 2019
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.