Globe Air Cargo is on course to mark its tenth anniversary year in the Netherlands with a record performance, boosted by growing stability in the Dutch and neighbouring economies, new contracts and strong revenue and tonnage gains for its international airline customers.
Mariet Zollner, Country Manager for the ECS Group company says tonnage generated for Globe Air Cargo’s airline customers rose eight percent in the first six months of 2013 while revenues gained 10%. This is on top of record growth for the GSSA organisation in 2012 in the Netherlands of 60% in tonnage and 39% in revenue.
In the Netherlands, Globe Air Cargo represents Aeromexico, Brussels Airlines, Camair, China Cargo Airlines, Corsair, Finnair, Niger Air Cargo, Ukraine International Airlines, and US Airways. This year it has also been successful in gaining new contracts with Air Arabia Maroc, adding direct flights to Tanger and Mador, and MIAT, Mongolian Airlines which operates the only direct connection from Western Europe to Ulaanbaatar four times a week.
Commenting on the year-to-date, Mariet Zollner added: “The first quarter of this year was particularly strong, boosted by the performance of high yield market destinations in Africa which made a big contribution to our growth. We have also seen high levels of perishables traffic flying to the French-Dutch Caribbean.”
Holland’s position as a strategic air cargo hub, acting as a gateway to other major European gateways, is also driving Globe Air Cargo’s growth. “We are fortunate to represent a group of important airlines which offer freight forwarders in the Netherlands access to prime markets around the world. Overall the market remains tough but the growing economies in France and Germany gives us hope of maintaining our strong start to the year in the Netherlands,” she added.