ECS predicts a rise in demand as airlines ramp up operations

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GSSA ECS is expecting a rise in demand for its Total Cargo Management (TCM) services this year as holidaymakers continue to return to the skies and leisure airlines ramp up services.

The aviation firm said that this year it expects a 30% tonnage increase for its TCM “all-in” operation this year due to a “strong increase in airlines’ frequency in this post-pandemic period”.

The company said leisure carriers, in particular, are expected to increase their flying.

Robert Van De Weg, chief commercial officer of ECS Group, said: “2023 will be a very tough year market-wise for cargo but it will be good for the passenger side.

“So, it will be an interesting year, as passenger capacity continues to expand and new carriers aiming to benefit from this passenger boom will need solutions to get revenues from cargo as a by-product.

“With that in mind, it will make total sense for these airlines to consider ECS Group’s All-In.”

The company said that given the difficult market conditions it would benefit airlines to outsource their complete cargo operation so they can focus on “unexpected difficulties and pressing challenges”.

ECS said there are also cost savings to be made: “The absence of structure costs as ECS Group supplies its own staff, the sales optimisation through the GSSA’s market coverage and interline potential, and the insurance of a guaranteed annual revenue as capacities are purchased by the GSSA.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]