Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has been selected to provide customized cargo handling and documentation services for the Taiwanese airline EVA Air. The cooperation arrangement was launched on 14 October and applies to both EVA Air cargo and passenger flights. The airline has recently increased its flight frequencies to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
PACTL is currently handling four weekly Boeing 747 freighter flights – and twenty passenger flights a week involving Boeing 747, Boeing 777, McDonnell Douglas MD-90 and Airbus A321 aircraft. UNI Air, a subsidiary of EVA Air, is also expected to start operating three weekly passenger flights in the near future.
“In choosing PACTL, we’ve opted for a reliable partner that offers customized solutions in line with the highest quality standards. We really appreciate the first-class management and the excellent operational processes used throughout the company. They include maximum transparency and therefore significantly increase the efficiency of our cooperation arrangement”, says Mark Wu, Cargo Operation Manager at EVA Air.
“It’s a pleasure working with EVA Air. This airline will further strengthen the cargo network at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This new development underlines the current trend of increasing cargo volumes and the rising demand for air transportation in the market place”, says Lutz Grzegorz, Vice President of PACTL.
Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL)
PACTL is a Sino-German joint venture based at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). It brings together three shareholders – Shanghai Airport (Group) Co., Ltd. (51%), Lufthansa Cargo AG (29%) and JHJ Logistics Management Co. Ltd. (20%). PACTL offers handling services to airlines and forwarders transporting domestic and international air freight via Pudong. Founded in 1999, the company has become one of the leading cargo terminal handlers in the world and has played a key role in establishing Pudong as one of the major cargo hubs in China. Based on recent figures, PACTL employs 2.200 people, serves 43 permanent and several charter customers and on average handles 1.25 million tonnes of air freight every year.
EVA Airways Corporation (EVA Air)
Established in 1989, Taiwan-based EVA Air operates a route network that spans the globe, stretching from Asia and China to Europe, North America and Oceania. It flies to more than 60 destinations. The regular cross-strait China service is provided through its subsidiary, UNI Air. EVA Air officially became a member of Star Alliance in March 2012.