PARIS: January 16, 2017. Finnair has chosen the ECS Group as its new GSSA for Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia, while extending its current contract for Singapore.
The new partnership will see the ECS market and sell cargo products on behalf of Finnair's A350 and A330 aircraft that have 15 to 20 tons per flight to and from Europe.
ECS Group CEO for the Middle East and Asia Jonas Drewsen said: "We are absolutely delighted to win the Finnair contract. Our aim is to structure the whole sales organization, performing yield, cargo capacity, sales and finance management from our central location in Singapore for all countries - in the best possible manner to align with the goals of Finnair, our partner, and significantly provide value addition to achieve the maximum benefit," he said.
Drewsen noted the recent acquisition by ECS of general sales agent AVS GSA enabled the company to also offer Finnair customers interline and operational synergies with Qantas Group subsidiary Jetstar, for which ECS provides a total cargo management service.
Last November the two companies launched a joint business platform: http://ecsgroup-jetstarcargo.aero/
ECS said customers would be able to find products and services in Singapore and 24 additional gateways in 13 countries across Asia Pacific. The site also includes Jetstar flight schedules, frequencies and service times.
Finnair currently operates two daily flights from Bangkok, daily flights from Hong Kong and five flights a week from Singapore. In addition, the airline links Helsinki with Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Guangzhou in China, Incheon in South Korea, and Narita, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan on a seasonal basis.