After a soft start of the co-operation between AirAsia and Leisure Cargo, both parties recently offi cially signed an agreement under which AirAsia has entrusted its entire cargo management to Leisure Cargo to generate additional revenues from the carriage of airfreight on all routes of Asia’s largest low cost carrier. The co-operation between thetwo companies started in May.
Duesseldorf, Germany-based Leisure Cargo, which specialises in handling the cargo business of other airlines, currently looks after 18 airlines. With the AirAsia contract, the company is adding more than 30 Asian destinations to its worldwide network, while AirAsia in turn is now able to serve the airfreight needs to some 225 airports with 290 aircraft.
The link between the networks of the two carriers is Thailand where Leisure Cargo operates weekly services to Bangkok and Phuket. In Asia and other parts of the world Leisure Cargo is represented by Kuala Lumpur-based ABDA Aviation.