US Airways has appointed EFIS Air, a subsidiary of ECS Group, as its cargo general sales agent in France.
The new contract extends the working relationship between the two companies in Europe. ECS already acts as US Airways’ GSA in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.
US Airways operates daily Airbus A330 flights from Paris to its international gateway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania providing fast and reliable access to its entire North American network. During its summer schedule, US Airways adds a seasonal A330 non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina with access to its South American network, including connections to Brazil.
The airline’s Airbus A330 flights offer a cargo capacity of 15 tons to the U.S.
Todd Anderson, US Airways’ Managing Director Cargo Sales & Services, said: “The ECS Group’s overall coverage in France will expand the presence of US Airways with the freight forwarders. US Airways and ECS provide customers with a quality product with very high standards of service.”
In France, US Airways will be represented by EFIS Air, a wholly-owned GSA company of ECS Group. As well as cargo sales and marketing, it will also provide GHA supervision for the airline.
Adrien Thominet, Chief Operating Officer of ECS Group, said: “US Airways is a very important carrier in the French market. Freight forwarders in France will be able to connect with this and all of the airline’s network through direct services to its U.S hubs. Our strong position in the French market and extensive sales network means we expect to deliver excellent results for US Airways and further strengthen the airline’s trust in our ability, which we are already demonstrating in other prime European markets.”
US Airways was ranked America’s number one on-time airline among the ‘big six’ hub and spoke carriers, according to the US Department of Transportation. US Airways and its subsidiaries operate more than 3,200 flights a day and serve over 200 destinations in the US, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.