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Austrian Cargo Appoints Air Logistics Group in France

AUSTRIAN Cargo has nominated AIRCARGO Logistics as its Cargo GSSA in France effective 1st October 2004. AIRCARGO Logistics will be responsible for Cargo Sales, Reservation and Customer Service on all AUSTRIAN AIRLINES flights from France to Vienna and beyond. The carrier, well known for its high quality and reliable cargo product, operates passenger flights from Paris CDG, Lyon, Nice and Strasbourg to Vienna and from Paris CDG to Bratislava. In addition to the flight schedule, a twice weekly Road Feeder Service will be offered between Paris and Vienna for larger shipments.

From its Vienna hub AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 
- serves 38 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe (416 frequencies to and from 21 countries in the region) .
- operates 2 weekly freighters to Kiev.
- offers a large long-haul network to South East Asia, China, Japan and Australia.

Daniel Van Lierde, AUSTRIAN Cargo, Manager Sales&Services, Benelux and France, says: “Joining our forces on the French market, AIRCARGO Logistics and AUSTRIAN Cargo provide the necessary resources, qualifications and products to anticipate customers wishes.” AIRCARGO Logistics performs it Cargo Sales&Service functions in France since 1996, located in Paris CDG and Marseilles, forming part of the Air Logistics Group, the first global cargo GSSA with a network of 48 offices in 21 countries. “ We are extremely pleased that AUSTRIAN Cargo honours us with the appointment in France.

Being responsible for a large on-line operation especially focused and experienced in serving the booming new EU Member States and other Eastern European regions is a big challenge and opportunity for us. We also welcome AUSTRIAN Cargo’s move to expand the relationship with our Group after already successfully working in Spain, Portugal and parts of the United States” says Helmut Mair, Managing Director, Air Logistics Group.