Air Arabia has appointed Globe Air Cargo, part of the ECS Group, as its GSA in the U.K. and Ireland. The low-cost carrier, which operates an all-A320 fleet, carries freight, mail and courier traffic across a network of 82 destinations, served from hubs in Sharjah, UAE; Casablanca, Morocco; and Alexandria, Egypt.
A spokesman at Globe said the new contract took effect in the week before Christmas. Air Arabia currently flies three times a week from London Gatwick to Casablanca, and twice to Tangier. Fully laden A320s can typically carry 2 to 2.5 tons of freight with a maximum piece weight of 150 kg, he added.
Air Arabia has just taken delivery of its sixth A320 in 2012 and has now received 14 of the 44 aircraft it ordered from Airbus in 2007. The full complement will be delivered by 2016, more than doubling the size of the carrier’s fleet.