Regional airline, Fly Blue Crane, has appointed BidAir Cargo to provide its cargo management services.
Flying since September 2015, Fly Blue Crane links Bloemfontein and Kimberley with Johannesburg and Cape Town. It will in the coming months also introduce services to Mthatha, Maputo, and Windhoek.
“The airline saw an opportunity to put its cargo capacity at the disposal of couriers and their customers who need to move urgent items between these cities,” says Theunis Potgieter, Chief Commercial Officer. The Embraer Regional Jet 145 (ERJ 145) can accommodate a significant amount of cargo, ideal for consignments such as equipment, spare parts, medication, retail and other urgent parcels.
“As we need to turn our aircraft around quickly to adhere to the schedule, we approached BidAir Cargo because of their special skills in airport-to-airport line-haul,” says Potgieter. “Their system is geared to loading and off-loading cargo in less time than it takes to de-plane and board passengers. Working with them also plugs our destinations into their extensive national distribution network.”
BidAir Cargo Chief Commercial Officer, Roy Solomons, welcomed the agreement. “Adding these new destinations to our network underscores our positioning as the one-stop-shop for couriers and express freight operators looking for comprehensive coverage.”