AirAsia X and Unilode extend ULD management partnership until 2023

AirAsia X – the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia and unit load device (ULD) outsourcing company Unilode Aviation Solutions – have extended their ULD management agreement until 2023 for the second time in their 10-year partnership.

Powered by AirAsia’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Cargo Logistics, the partnership is aimed at reducing costs as well as maximise revenue-generating belly space across all AirAsia and AirAsia X services.

RedCargo Logistics chief executive officer (CEO), Pete Chareonwongsak said: “AirAsia X has been Unilode’s loyal customer since 2009 and throughout their partnership has relied on Unilode’s support, expertise and flexibility to supply containers and pallets that meet its exponential passenger and cargo growth and the network demands placed on its widebody fleet.

“Unilode’s commitment to invest in a mutually beneficial partnership has convinced AirAsia X that the renewed ULD management agreement will further drive efficiencies, load capacity and the digitalisation of its cargo business powered by RedCargo. AirAsia X and RedCargo look forward to continuing this partnership.”

Unilode CEO, Benoît Dumont added: “AirAsia X is one of the fastest growing long-haul, low-cost airlines in the world with more than 100 widebody aircraft on order, an increasing cargo business and a pipeline of new destinations to be added to its network.

“Unilode continuously enhances its ULD management service by taking its customers’ input, expectations and business objectives into account and is committed to support AirAsia X’s ambitious growth plans with customer-focused and innovative ULD solutions.

“We are pleased to renew our agreement with AirAsia X for the second time during our partnership, which proves the long-term value that Unilode delivers to its airline customers.”

Unilode Aviation Solutions owns and manages the world’s largest outsourced fleet of approximately 125,000 ULDs, for use in the aviation industry, and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and galley carts.