Air Transat renews ULD management agreement with Unilode

Air Transat, Canada’s number one leisure airline, and Unilode Aviation Solutions, the market leader in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management, repair and digital services, have extended their ULD management partnership until 2026.

Air Transat operates scheduled and charter flights, currently serving 45 destinations in 27 countries with a fleet of 31 aircraft including 12 wide-body aircraft. Unilode has managed Air Transat’s ULDs since 2003. Under the terms of the renewed agreement Unilode continues to supply, manage, digitalise and repair Air Transat’s lightweight containers and pallets in a pooled ULD management model.  

Sergio Matos, Vice President, Air Operations, Air Transat, said: “We have built a strong partnership with Unilode over the years. We value their flexibility, reliability and customer focus that enable us to concentrate on our core business of flying passengers. Unilode’s ULD pooling model efficiently supports the changes to our schedule and network while reducing our costs and contributing to our sustainability efforts. We foresee a strong recovery, are developing our network and growing our fleet. We count on Unilode’s ULD solutions to support our growth and are pleased to continue working with a strategic partner that shares Air Transat’s values and commitment to excellence.”

Ross Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Unilode, said: “Air Transat has been our valued customer for almost 20 years, and we are proud to be able to continue providing our ULD management solutions to one of our most loyal customers. The renewal of our agreement demonstrates that both parties have been pleased with our partnership and are committed to further enhancing our relationship. Air Transat has an ambitious sustainability strategy and Unilode’s ULD pooling benefits, lightweight containers and digital ULDs help achieve its goals. We thank Air Transat for their trust in Unilode and look forward to our continued successful partnership.”

About Air Transat

Founded in Montreal 35 years ago, Air Transat is a leading leisure travel brand. Voted World’s Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, it flies to international and Canadian destinations, striving to serve its customers with enthusiasm and friendliness at every stage of their trip or stay, and emphasizing safety throughout. It is renewing its fleet with the greenest aircraft in their category as part of a commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential to its operations and the magnificent destinations it offers. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ).

Recent distinctions and awards

  • Best Leisure Airline for the 12th consecutive year at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards (¨2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021)
  • Named to Forbes World’s Best Employers list

For more information visit www.airtransat.com.

About Unilode Aviation Solutions

Unilode owns and manages the world’s largest fleet of approximately 145,000 unit load devices (ULDs), for use in the aviation industry, and owns and operates the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and inflight food service equipment. Unilode provides management, repair, short term leasing and digitalisation solutions to over 90 airlines through a network of more than 550 airports, 18 regional offices and 50 certified repair stations, supported by 700+ employees. For more information visit www.unilode.com.

Melinda Ferreira, Director Marketing and Communications, Unilode Aviation Solutions - +41 43 255 4141 - melinda.ferreira@unilode.com / Andrean Gagne, Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Air Transat - 514 987 1616 ext.104071 -andrean.gagne@transat.com /

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