Condor, Germany’s most popular leisure airline, has awarded a five-year unit load device (ULD) supply and management agreement to Unilode Aviation Solutions, the market leader in outsourced ULD management and repair services.
Condor currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft including 15 wide-body and 30 narrow-body aircraft. The airline offers scheduled and charter passenger flights worldwide, in addition to recently initiated cargo flights to European destinations. Unilode will supply, manage, digitalize and repair Condor’s containers and pallets in a hybrid ULD fleet management model, which consists of ULDs dedicated to the airline’s use and assets shared with other carriers in Unilode’s pool.
Bernd Bechtel, Commercial Director Cargo & Airport Relations & Ground Handling Procurement, Condor, said: “We are delighted to partner with Unilode as we highly value their customized solutions and personalized approach to ULD management. Given the strong dynamics in the operating environment and the aviation industry in general, the flexible adjustment of ULD stock levels to meet operational requirements was one of the key factors in our decision to partner with Unilode. A reliable supply of ULDs is essential for the recovery in our core business of flying passengers and supports new revenue opportunities, such as our cargo flights. We look forward to growing our operations and working with our new ULD management partner for many years to come.”
Marc Groenewegen, Chief Commercial Officer, Unilode, said: “We are proud that Condor has decided to entrust Unilode with the management of its ULD fleet. Unilode’s customer-focused way of doing business and providing its airline customers with bespoke solutions continues to be at the heart of everything we do. Condor’s network is a great fit for our pool as it overlaps with the destinations of many other Unilode customers. This supports a fast and seamless implementation and provides pooling synergy opportunities to several customer airlines. Condor’s ULDs will shortly be equipped with Unilode’s digital Bluetooth tags for enhanced visibility and efficiency. We are pleased with our new partnership and welcome Condor to our customer portfolio.”