BAWC sign Tampa Cargo GSA deal
19 / 04 / 2009
BRITISH Airways World Cargo has signed a general sales agent (GSA) agreement with Tampa Cargo. Effective 18 May, this business partnership will see BA World Cargo trained staff selling US-originating cargo capacity across Tampa Cargo’s entire US network, excluding Miami.
Following the buyout of Tampa Cargo by Colombian flag-carrier Avianca in 2008, Tampa Cargo now manages both freighter and bellyhold capacity on behalf of the airline from three online and 19 offline origins across the US.
Joe LeBeau, vice-president commercial, the Americas, BAWC, said: “this is an exciting and mutually beneficial agreement in the US. Our industry is facing unprecedented challenges and this deal marks an important new revenue stream for our US business. Tampa Cargo offers an extensive US network and we are confident that the agreement will enhance its business proposition in the coming months.”
Rodrigo Plata, executive director, Tampa Cargo, added: “We are very pleased to be part of this unique agreement and are confident that BA World Cargo’s strong and effective sales team will deliver a real benefit to our activities in the US.”