South Korean low-cost airline T’way Air has chosen Jettainer to provide unit load device (ULD) management services in a five-year contract.
Jettainer has been providing containers and pallets for the Seoul-based airline’s three new Airbus A330s and supporting T’way Air’s expansion with its ULD management and maintenance services since 1 March 2022.
T’way Air said the services offered by Jettainer would be of great value as it expands its aircraft fleet. The carrier will add three leased A330-300s to its current fleet of Boeing 737-800s by May. By 2025, T’way is also planning to add seven more A330-300s to its fleet and begin medium- and long-haul flights to destinations such as Sydney, Croatia and Honolulu.
Jettainer will provide the airline with a customised ULD fleet and will manage the steering, maintenance and repair of all units.
“We are putting our ULD management services in the best hands by opting for Jettainer’s many years of experience and professional services,” said T’way Air’s chief cargo external affairs director Sung-sup Park. “As we grow our fleet now and in the future, we are deliberately embracing sustainable and cost-efficient ULD solutions so this partnership is an excellent fit with our constant efforts to increase innovation, cut costs, and enhance efficiency.”
Jettainer’s chief sales officer Thorsten Riekert commented: “We are active all over the globe and recognise that the Asian market offers significant potential to us, as aviation will continue to grow there in the years ahead. Outsourcing ULD services is an especially attractive alternative for expanding airlines like T’way Air as efficient management cuts costs and reduces CO2 emissions.”