Avient Aviation has awarded a cargo GSA contract to Globe Air Cargo, part of ECS Group, in France to market its growing freighter network linking Europe and Africa.
Globe Air Cargo will sell cargo capacity to customers in France for Avient’s MD-11F and DC-10-30F all-cargo services ex Liège in Belgium. The airline currently operates eight regular flights a week from Europe as well as frequent charter services.
Avient Aviation currently operates freighter flights to Bamako in Mali, Entebbe in Uganda, Khartoum in Sudan, Lagos in Nigeria, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Pointe-Noire in Republic of the Congo and Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
With strong demand from freight forwarders, particularly those serving the petroleum industry, Avient Aviation will be adding more destinations to its network, including Pema/Port Amelia in Mozambique and Mtwara in Tanzania.
Adrien Thominet, Chief Operating Officer of ECS Group, said: “We are proud that Avient Aviation has decided to transfer its cargo GSA contract to Globe Air Cargo. The airline’s extensive and growing network in Africa, combined with our strong presence and knowledge of the European and African cargo markets, means we can quickly establish a strong partnership. We expect Avient to grow successfully and we will be part of that development.
“The airline’s fleet of MD-11F and DC-10 freighters with 82 tons and 72 tons of capacity respectively means it offers a high level of capacity to the important markets it serves and these aircraft are particularly well suited to the types of cargo carried, such as equipment for the petroleum sector.”
Already present at 51 locations in 31 countries, ECS Group is actively growing its global network outside of its European stronghold. In 2011, ECS opened new offices in India, Hong Kong and Vietnam.