Network Airline Services (NAS)—Air Malta’s Total Cargo Management (TCM) service provider—organised a get-together for local cargo agents, forwarders and shippers to mark its second year of operation as Air Malta’s partner.
Speaking at the event Air Malta’s Chairman, Dr Charles Mangion, said, “It’s been 2 years since we started our collaboration with NAS and we are seeing encouraging results in terms of cargo revenues, volumes and yield. Last year, the local cargo market grew by more than 3% to 16,200 tons while Air Malta Cargo grew by six percentage points to 17%.”
“Air Malta has entered a period of growth and in just 12 months we have added 21 new routes and two new aircraft joined our fleet. As more routes and frequencies are being added there is the potential for more growth for cargo and Air Malta is willing to continue working with NAS to achieve further successes”, added Dr Mangion.
Dr Mangion thanked NAS and Air Malta’s Cargo Sales and Cargo Operations and cargo agents and forwarders for your loyalty and commitment and support.
John Gilfeather, Sales Director for NAS, said, “We have spent the last 2 years developing the commercial cargo strategy of Air Malta to ensure it maximizes its cargo/courier and mail revenues. Key to this success has been developing our product range to include Temperature-Controlled and Must-Ride products. Also, the creation of a global cargo network connecting Malta to over 500 destinations through the expansion of Interline agreements with over 20 carriers.”
The event provided an opportunity for the airline’s management and NAS to discuss matters of mutual interest and find new ways to continue assisting cargo operators.