WestJet Cargo and Mexico’s Awesome Cargo firm strategic partnership

A WestJet Cargo Boeing 737 freighter in flight.
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WestJet Cargo has entered a strategic partnership with Mexico operator Awesome Cargo, marking a pivotal shift in the Mexican air freight landscape.

This collaboration links the Awesome Cargo NLU hub with North America, and is set to reshape the air cargo transport sector.

Leadership Perspectives

Kirsten De Bruijn, Senior Vice President of Cargo at WestJet, expresses her sentiments about this latest collaboration, saying: “This partnership brings together two visionary cargo airlines, weaving our strengths into an innovative tapestry of enhanced services for Awesome’s Cargo customers.”

“We’re thrilled to embark on this journey with Awesome Cargo, unlocking endless possibilities for both organizations and setting new standards in the industry.”

This collaboration further builds on a longstanding relationship and shared vision between WestJet Cargo and Awesome Cargo.

Having secured its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Mexico’s Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) in October, Awesome Cargo operates strategically from NLU Airport in Mexico City.

The airline’s commitment to community welfare is evident, having conducted 17 missions in its first month, delivering over 800 tons of humanitarian aid to Acapulco.


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Luis Ramos, CEO of Awesome Cargo, emphasizes the significance of this partnership, stating, “By uniting forces with WestJet Cargo, we not only expand our reach into North America but also contribute to the evolution of air cargo transport in the region.”

“Our shared values and commitment to excellence make this collaboration a dynamic force in the industry.”

Photo Credit: EL MUNDO DE LOS AVIONES, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Technical Brilliance Takes Flight

As the inaugural flight on December 4th approaches, a measure of technical brilliance defines the collaborative features of this partnership.

WestJet Cargo will operate specific routes on behalf of Awesome Cargo, facilitating seamless connectivity between North America and Mexico via Awesome Cargo’s NLU hub.

This, in turn, enhances connectivity and efficiency for air cargo transport to and from Latin America.

Key Routes and Connectivity

US – Mexico via Awesome Cargo’s NLU hub: Creating a direct link between the two regions.

Enhanced Connectivity: Ensuring efficient air cargo transport to and from Latin America.

Cargo Integrity at the Forefront

Safety is paramount in air cargo transport, and the collaboration between WestJet Cargo and Awesome Cargo sets new standards in this regard.

Leveraging their combined expertise, the partnership incorporates cutting-edge measures to ensure the safe and secure transportation of various cargo types.

Technical Highlights

Reefer Trucks: Utilized for temperature-sensitive cargo, ensuring optimal conditions during transport.

Temperature-Controlled Facilities: Maintaining cargo integrity throughout the journey.

Enhanced Security Measures: Implemented at every stage of the transportation process.

Cargo Variety Connectivity: Ensuring seamless connectivity of different types of cargo across networks.

Horse Transfers: Facilitating smooth transfers between Mexico, the USA, and Canada.

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