Caribbean Airlines Cargo is expanding its service within the United States just in time for the Christmas season.
CAL has partnered with the General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA), Network Cargo Management Corp to expand its coverage in the United States (US).
CAL said in a press release that the arrangement took effect on December 7.
The agreement with Network Cargo Management however excludes Miami and New York, which are Caribbean Airlines’ main gateways to the Caribbean.
Sales and operations in these territories will continue to be managed by Caribbean Airlines Cargo.
As Caribbean Airlines Cargo’s General Sales Agent in the US, Network Cargo Management connects freight forwarders operating within the United States to several destinations in the Caribbean.
Through this alliance, customers interested in shipping to the Caribbean may access shipping services for cargo originating from within the US via thousands of cargo agents in the United States.
Customers who prefer to select Caribbean Airline Cargo’s freight collect option may make payments utilising their local currency. They may also benefit from the airline’s loyalty program where they can earn miles for travel rewards.
In further preparation for the holiday peak season, CAL recently increased its freighter schedule from six to 12 weekly flights.
Caribbean Airlines operates weekly B 767 - 300 freighter flights, offering 120,000 pounds of capacity between Miami and several Caribbean destinations including Trinidad, Georgetown, Kingston, Montego Bay and Barbados.
The carrier also transports cargo on its B 737 - 800 and ATR passenger flights to Caribbean destinations including but not limited to Antigua, Nassau, St. Vincent, St. Martin, Grenada, St. Lucia, Georgetown, Barbados, Kingston and Tobago.
As borders reopen, the airline is expected to re-introduce passenger and cargo flights to other Caribbean countries.
Additionally, shipments may be moved throughout the region via Caribbean Airline’s cargo charter service.