SAS Cargo to take over Spanair’s cargo sales
SAS Cargo will from Sept. 1 take charge of the selling of freight capacity for its majority-owned Spanish airline Spanair.
Lufthansa Cargo’s business unit, Cargo Counts, has been in charge of selling all Spanair’s cargo capacity.
The Scandinavian airline owns 94.9 percent of Spanair, which has annual cargo capacity of about 90,000 tons.
“The agreement is a result of SAS Cargo’s strategic ambition to increase capacity for the customers, including taking over the responsibility for the cargo business on airlines within the SAS Group,” SAS Cargo said.
“Spain is an important growth market for SAS Cargo. Furthermore, it has an important geographical position for our future expansion plans. This new agreement with Spanair makes it easier for both importers and exporters in Scandinavia to send and receive air cargo from South America and Africa, since a lot of it often enters Europe via Spain,” said Kenneth Marx, SAS Cargo’s president and chief executive officer.