May 31 - Cargo general sales and services agent (GSSA) Heavyweight Air Express has made two steps to strengthen its foothold in the Latin American market.

Heavyweight Air Express has added Etihad Cargo to its Brazilian client base. Effective June 1, 2013 Etihad Airways will launch its first-ever direct flight to South America - an A340 service to Sao Paulo. Heavyweight will use its marketing and sales expertise to sell the freight capacity on the route.

To complement the Etihad development, Alyne Fukuda has been installed as sales manager for Heavyweight and Etihad Cargo in the region. Fukuda joins the Heavyweight Air Express Group with a strong background in the local air freight market with both regional and Gulf based airlines.

Alyne Fukuda