Jetstar Asia set to post 25% tonnage growth this year

Asian carrier Jetstar Asia is forecasting that it will carry more than 15,000 tonnes of cargo this year – which would represent a 25 per cent surge on last year’s figure.

The ECS Group provides general sales and service agent (GSSA) services to the low-cost carrier via its Total Cargo Management service and it has boosted performance of Jetstar’s cargo division.

Jetstar Asia operates a fleet of Airbus A320s, serving 30 destinations in Southeast Asia and North Asia as well as Darwin from its base at Singapore Changi Airport.

ECS said through the partnership it has with Jetstar, it has linked the airline with big multinational forwarders, as well as express, courier and mail service providers.

ECS Group chief executive, Adrien Thominet said the GSSA “could not be more satisfied with the tonnage increase” and the place Jetstar Asia has taken in the Asian cargo market while working with “such a dynamic airline is really exciting”.