Azul Cargo appoints Globe Air Cargo as US GSSA
23 / 02 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
Photo: Azul Cargo
Brazilian airline Azul Cargo has selected Miami-based Globe Air Cargo as its exclusive GSSA within the US.
ECS Group’s US subsidiary Globe Air Cargo is now responsible for all cargo sales and administrative services connected to Azul’s entire US business and will assist Azul with flight operations.
Azul Cargo, a subsidiary of Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, operates an A330 passenger and passenger-to-freighter fleet out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO), to Viracopos-Campina International Airport (VCP), Brazil, nine times a week, and is licenced to carry all commodity types.
In addition to steering and growing Azul’s cargo business out of its online gateways, the GSSA has clear plans to also develop the airline’s business from offline US destinations with dedicated Azul sales representatives.
“We are thrilled to represent Azul which is a fast growing and very dynamic Brazilian carrier with a lot of ambition,” said Danny Olynick, regional VP North America for Globe Air Cargo. “We have established a dedicated team here at Globe Air Cargo, to support and develop Azul Cargo’s U.S business to Brazil and look forward to creating synergies with our ECS Group colleagues representing Azul in Argentina and Europe.
“We aim to maximise Azul’s revenues and support it in accessing new destinations across the United States, both online and offline. What is particularly attractive about Azul, is its focus on e-commerce cargo deliveries all the way through to the last mile across Brazil: a fascinating expanded network challenge that we are more than happy to participate in.”
Juliano Martins, international cargo sales manager at Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, said: “As the leading cargo transportation company in Brazil, Azul Cargo is careful to select partners capable not only of providing the high service quality our customers know and expect, but also those with the vision and skill set to support our rapid expansion. In Globe Air Cargo, we are confident to have found an established, experienced partner for our U.S. business, and can expect a similar success to that we enjoy with other ECS Group partners.”
Azul Cargo is currently upgrading its four E195 PAX-freighters with Class F cabins to expand their ability to carry cargo.