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Europe Airpost to launch Tunisian cargo route

By Hpanchal on October 20, 2011

Europe Airpost will commence biweekly freight service from its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport. Beginning in November, the route will be flown every Wednesday and Saturday on Boeing 737-QC aircraft.

Each flight will offer a payload capacity of 15 tonnes and be inundated with perishable foods and automotive goods. Another key market served will be the agricultural sector, as Europe Airpost officials expect to transport a large amount of poultry-related items.

According to a company spokesman, the new route will also increase commerce “on a trade lane dominated by narrow-body capacity.” In fact, he said, Europe Airport officials launched this service to expand trade in post-Arab Spring Tunisia.

Europe Airpost CEO Jean-Francois Dominiak, in particular, points to the economic benefits that will be realized by this route. “The new service responds well to the Tunisian market demand,” he said in a statement. “With our Tunisian partner STARS, we bring our contribution to the future expansion of the economy.”

Europe Airpost will also be relying on its French general sales and service agent, Cargoworld France to handle its road-feeder operations and monitor flights, as well as perform general customer service duties.

“We are proud Europe Airpost has awarded us its confidence by nominating Cargoworld France as its exclusive GSSA,” Cargoworld France CEO Paul Overvoorde said in a statement. “The idea to enlarge Europe Airpost’s commercial offer has been worked out with success by our respective sales and marketing departments.:

“We are confident this first step will be an introduction to further product and route development,” Overvoorde continued.

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