July 16 - UK headquartered broker Chapman Freeborn Airchartering will support Swiss WorldCargo - the air freight arm of Swiss International Air Lines - with all third-party aircraft chartering requirements.
Under the contract Swiss WorldCargo will be able to expand its cargo provision portfolio and offer customers full or part-charter services, marketed through Chapman Freeborn's worldwide office network.
Chapman Freeborn will benefit from working closely with Swiss International Air Lines, which has a network of 120 destinations across 80 countries, served by an 85-strong fleet of A319, A320, A321, A330-300 and A340 aircraft.
The agreement was signed in Zurich last week and comes on the heels of a similar cooperation deal between Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo - a partner airline of Swiss International Air Lines (http://www.heavyliftpfi.com/news/chapman-teams-up-with-lufthansa.html).
"We're delighted to sign this partnership agreement with Swiss WorldCargo and we welcome the opportunity to offer our cargo charter services to their international client base," said Russi Batliwala, ceo of Chapman Freeborn.
"It is our strategic goal to strengthen and deepen customer relationships in our chosen markets and to offer a more complete solution set, and we're convinced that in Chapman Freeborn we have found the perfect partner for charter and other related services," added Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines.
|From left to right, Oliver Evans of Swiss WorldCargo and Russi Batliwala of Chapman Freeborn.|