Cebu Pacific adopts Jettainer's ULD expertise
Manila / Frankfurt, 22 October 2020
The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), has chosen the global leader in ULD (unit load device) management, Jettainer, to manage and maintain its fleet of ULDs beginning October this year. In addition to a growing number of international destinations in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, CEB also operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines out of its seven strategically placed hubs. This long-term partnership will provide the airline with a highly efficient steering method and a ULD fleet tailored to its specific needs, ultimately benefitting its cargo business.
With this deal, Jettainer will be purchasing the airline’s existing ULD fleet consisting of around 2,700 assets. As industry experts and innovation leaders, Jettainer’s inhouse IT, accompanied by the evaluation of Big Data and artificial intelligence solutions, will ensure the optimal balancing of the ULDs at the required locations. With its strong focus on process optimization, Jettainer will enable CEB to significantly reduce its ULD fleet requirement.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEB has been working on accelerating its transformation towards operating more efficiently while managing costs through efforts such as, digitalisation and optimisation of operational processes, combined with leveraging supply chain solutions that deliver best-in-class outcomes.
"As we continue working towards being a world-class airline, we are always on the lookout for growth opportunities. Extensive discussions around the possibility of outsourcing our ULD asset management have been conducted, and Jettainer’s total package, incorporating innovation, transparency, and absolute reliability, convinced us to entrust our business to them. We believe this move will allow us to reallocate resources and capital, which can be prioritised to support our path towards recovery,” says Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Operations Officer at Cebu Pacific.
“Contracting Jettainer also contributes to our ongoing right-sizing exercise as their advanced technology and assets provide us with much-needed flexibility to carry out our growth strategy,” adds Shau.
"We are very pleased to welcome the Philippines’ leading carrier to our customer base. We thank Cebu Pacific for giving us the opportunity to demonstrate the superior value of our ULD management service, along with the seamless onboarding process which can be implemented conveniently even during these unusually challenging times. To show full support to our new partner the Jettainer way, and to pursue our growth strategy in Asia, setting up a dedicated team in Manila is in the pipeline", says Thomas Sonntag, Managing Director of Jettainer.
Cebu Pacific currently operates one of the most modern fleets in the world, with an average age of 5 years. The carrier is committed to transition to a fully containerised fleet of Airbus jets, comprised of A320neo, A321neo, and A330 family. Additionally, CEB Cargo revolutionized the Philippine air freight market as it introduced its converted ATR72-500 freighter in 2018, making it the first passenger airline in the country with dedicated cargo aircraft. Its second ATR freighter is expected to enter the fleet by end of this year.
About Jettainer GmbH
With approximately 100,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs) in 500 locations worldwide, the global leader Jettainer operates the world`s most efficient ULD fleet.
Through its unique combination of dedicated teams and leading IT landscape, using big data and artificial intelligence, the industry expert guarantees steering and positioning as well as maintenance and repair with 100% availability of containers and pallets. A strong partner and independent repair network, close to the customer’s processes, completes Jettainer’s global setup with local presence.
Meaningful innovation and digitization for highest efficiency at lowest cost are key for the transparency driver. Its continuously enhanced service and product portfolio is complemented with ULD leasing services, cool management and temperature chain solutions.
Jettainer GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG.
About Cebu Air, Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air, Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB and subsidiary Cebgo fly to 37 domestic and 25 international destinations, with over 100 routes. The CEB network operates flights out of seven strategically placed hubs in the Philippines: Clark, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila.
The Cebu Pacific fleet is comprised 76 aircraft—six (6) Airbus A321NEO, five (5) A320NEO, seven (7) Airbus A321CEO, 30 Airbus A320, eight (8) A330, seven (7) ATR 72-500, 13 ATR 72-600, and an ATR Cargo Freighter. CEB boasts of one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average fleet age of five (5) years.
A member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Cebu Pacific has achieved full compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)—considered as the benchmark of the highest standards for safety in the airline industry, joining a roster of 429 airlines worldwide that have strictly complied with the most stringent of international standards governing aviation safety.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotlines (+632)7020-888 or (+6332)230-8888. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook pages.
Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.