FlyKargo partners JetBlue for Americas e-commerce programme
11 / 09 / 2018
FlyKargo has partnered with US passenger carrier JetBlue Airways to "facilitate air cargo movement" between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of a three month pilot programme aimed at the fast growing e-commerce market in the Americas and Caribbean.
Miami-based FlyKargo, which specialises in air cargo managed services to low cost airlines for freight forwarders and known shippers, will start the pilot programme on October 15.
Patricio Sepulveda, chairman of FlyKargo, said "Services will begin with a traditional air-to-air offering and will gradually include door pickup and delivery extension in additional markets. By leveraging the excess cargo carrying capacity available on over 250 airplanes JetBlue aims at providing the right balance of speed and cost to its customers.
“Our clients are able to focus on their core passenger business and rely on us to safely, efficiently, and effectively operate air cargo business,” said .
Rob Martinelli, JetBlue’s director customer experience effectiveness, said: “With over 1,000 daily flights across high-valued geography throughout the Americas and Caribbean, JetBlue is perfectly positioned to benefit the rapidly growing e-commerce package delivery market by helping to deliver those packages in the shortest possible time.
“We are excited about the prospects of growing revenue cargo and are taking a lead to innovate in this space with a partner that has demonstrated their ability to understand the industry’s current needs and quickly roll-out a smart solution, while offering the expertise and connections to evolve with the market in the future.”
The partners accompanying FlyKargo for the pilot programme are: GSA Force, a general air cargo sales and service provider with offices across 14 countries, which will provide the sales and marketing efforts.
SmartKargo, a 100% cloud-based Air Cargo management software company, will provide the technology. For the pilot programme, JetBlue and FlyKargo selected Air General, an established handling provider for JetBlue, to provide the ground handling operations. Aeronex will provide the management services for FlyKargo.