Aerocharter GSA, through its US GSA sales entity, Awesome Cargo LLC, has been appointed WestJet Cargo’s GSA for commercial business out of Los Angeles, with immediate effect.
Awesome Cargo LLC will market WestJet’s cargo capacities on both passenger and freighter flights operating from the US to Canada and Mexico.
Exported commodities out of the US primarily include perishables, general cargo, and high-value products.
Kirsten de Bruijn, executive vice president of cargo at WestJet, said: “The perfect combination for success, when it comes to a focused and fast-growing freighter newcomer such as WestJet Cargo, is innovation, drive, and a foundation of solid industry experience.”
WestJet Cargo operates daily passenger flights out of Los Angeles (LAX) to Calgary (YYC) and Vancouver (YVR), almost daily services to Edmonton (YEG), and Toronto (YYZ), and serves Winnipeg (YWG) two to four times per week.
Every passenger flight offers a cargo capacity of up to two tonnes. WestJet Cargo’s freighter services, accommodating up to 20 tonnes of cargo uplift per flight, currently connect Los Angeles with Mexico’s Guadalajara (GDL) on days 1, 2, and 6, and fly between Los Angeles and Calgary on days 2, 3, and 5.
Luis Ramos, chief executive and president of Aerocharter group, said: “Our mission is to provide the ultimate in customer satisfaction through premium service quality – something we have spent decades honing and which we continue to fine-tune every day.
“We are delighted to support WestJet Cargo in establishing firm and profitable commercial operations as its GSA in the US.
“This latest milestone further cements our professional cooperation that began in November 2023 with the strategic Awesome Cargo/WestJet Cargo operations connecting our NLU hub with North America, and I am convinced that this is just the start of a truly ‘awesome’ journey together.”