Leisure Cargo / Air Berlin
Leisure Cargo markets cargo space of various touristic orientated airlines on international and regional basis with strong emphasis on worldwide representations.
Leisure Cargo is specialized in turn-key cargo sales and service concepts as well as exclusive and truly 100% cargo management services. The total Air Cargo Management Experts provide all carriers represented with full logistical know-how like sales, handling and road feeder service supported by a well distributed GSA network worldwide.
Established in January 2000, Leisure Cargo is the only “virtual cargo airline”. Without any own fleet but having access to the bellies of meanwhile 19 carriers Leisure Cargo is able to offer its service extremely successfully to about 300 destinations.
The entire customers’ range like national and international big and well-known forwarder companies, but also private clients, can rely on a fully dedicated staff at the stations headquartered at DUS airport, and airports FRA, HAM, MUC.
By using only one AWB and having access to one reservation system worldwide Leisure Cargo can serve all matters of requests individually and flexibly. Customers are used to friendly and personal advice and support.
The name airberlin evokes memories of the company’s inaugural flight from Berlin – the start of a success story which is unparalleled in the airline industry: on 28th April 1979, a Boeing 707 took off from Berlin-Tegel for Palma de Mallorca. This inaugural flight was the start of airberlin’s success story. Nowadays airberlin is at home throughout the world. But the story of the company’s foundation began in the USA in a rather unusual way. During the oil crisis of the 1970s, the US pilot, Kim Lundgren, lost his job at Pan American in Europe. Instead of going back to the USA, he realised his dream and set up a charter airline. In 1978, the airline was incorporated in the US state of Oregon under the name “Air Berlin Inc.”. This was because at that time, before the reunification of Germany, air traffic to and from Berlin was restricted to airlines from the Allied countries. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought a new challenge. Kim Lundgren lost his special privileges to Berlin and had to look for German majority shareholders.
In April 1991, Joachim Hunold purchased an 82.5% share in the company and thereby founded Air Berlin GmbH & Co. Luftverkehrs KG. The airline started off with two aircraft and 150 employees. airberlin flew passengers booked through German tour operators to holiday destinations in the sun on the Mediterranean Sea. In the summer of 1992 the airline was operating 15 flights a day. Today it operates up to 800 every day. In the 1990s, airberlin deployed a large number of aircraft at regional airports such as Paderborn/Lippstadt and Münster/Osnabrück. In this way the airline opened up growth markets and offered its passengers new travel options. In 1998 airberlin introduced seat-only sales and started the Mallorca Shuttle, which marked the company’s debut as a scheduled passenger airline. Today airberlin is the market leader in Palma de Mallorca. With its “City Shuttle”, which was introduced in 2002 to fly between Europe’s major cities, the airline also won a share of the international market.
In 2004 airberlin acquired a stake of almost 25% in the Austrian airline, NIKI. Its flotation on the stock exchange in 2006 provided the airline with new capital, where it had previously financed its growth from its own resources, and thus ensured its competitive capability. With the acquisition of the airline dba in the same year, airberlin now had an extensive domestic German route network. The takeover of dba also meant that airberlin gained attractive slots at Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt airports. Air Berlin PLC, the legal parent company of the airberlin group, was founded in England and Wales as a public limited company in 2005. The purchase of the leisure airline LTU in 2007 was a major step in the company’s history. This enabled airberlin to extend its offer with intercontinental flights
As you can see we have 2 airlines flying from Brussels: Thomas cook airlines (HQ) and Jetairfly (TB). Thomas cook flies with A320 or 319 (max 160kg per pc and 112cm heigh). Jetairfly flies with B737 (max 160kg per pc and 85cm heigh) or E90 (max 100kg per pc and 70cm heigh).
We also have Air Europa (UX) who flies twice a day to Madrid.
Destinations ex BRU:
1.Destinations all year:
Agadir (AGA), Alicante (ALC), Almeria (LEI), Antalya (AYT), Boa Vista/Cap Verde (BVC),Cancun (CUN), Catania (CTA), Djerba (DJE), Fuerteventura (FUE), Funchal (FNC), Ibiza (IBZ), Lanzarote (ACE), Las Palmas (LPA), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Marrakech (RAK), Mexico (MEX), Nice (NCE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Pahos (PFO), Punta Cana (PUJ),Sal/ Cap Verde islands (SID), Santa Cruz de la Palma (SPC), Santo Domingo (SDQ)Tenerif North (TFN) and Tenerif South (TFS)
2. Destinations seasonal:
Chania (CHQ), Corfu (CFU), Heraklion (HER), Izmir (ADB), Kos (KGS), Luxor (LXR), Mahon-Menorca (MAH),Mombasa (MBA), Mykonos (JMK), Mytilene/Lesbos (MJT), Napels (NAP),Palermo (PMO), Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF), Rhodes /RHO), Samos (SMI), Skopje (SKP), Tangier (TNG), Thessaloniki (SKG), Varna (VAR), Zakinthos (ZTH) and Zanzibar (ZNZ)
We can truck to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt ex Brussels. This offers a larger area of destinations. An overview:
ArkeFly (OR) is a Dutch airline, based in Amsterdam, flying to more than 70 destinations worldwide, including favoured holiday sites around the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, North and South America.
They have B737 and B767 in their fleet.
The European destinations are similar as them of Brussels.
International cargodestinations ex-AMS:
Aruba (AUA), Bonaire (BON), Cancun (CUN), Curacao (CUR), Holguin (HOG), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), Montego Bay (MBJ), Puerto Plata (POP), Punta Cana (PUJ), Sanford (SFB), Toronto (YYZ) and Varadero (VRA)
Air Berlin (AB), Condor (DE) and TUIfly (X3) are operating from Germany.
European cargodestinations ex-DUS:
Barcelona (BCN), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Copenhagen (CPH), Dresden (DRS), Faro (FAO), Hamburg (HAM), Kavala (KVA), Larnaca (LCA), Lefkas/Preveza (PVK), Londen-Stansted (STN), Malta (MLA), Milan (MXP), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Munich (MUC), Nuremberg (NUE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Patras/Araxos (GPA), Ponta Delgada (PDL), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Stuttgart (STR), Tel Aviv (TLV), Venice (VCE), Vienna (VIE), Zurich (ZRH)
The european destinations from Brussels are also done by Dusseldorf.
International Cargodestinations ex-DUS:
Cancun (CUN), Curacao (CUR), Fort Myers (RSW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Puerto Plata (POP), Punta Cana (PUJ) and Varadero (VRA)
European destinations are similar to those of Dusseldorf station.
International Cargodestinations ex-FRA:
Anchorage (ANC), Baltimore (BWI), Barbados (BGI), Calgary (YYC), Cancun (CUN), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Halifax (YHZ), Havana (HAV), Holguin (HOG), Kilimanjaro (JRO), Las Vegas (LAS) Mahe Islands/Seychelles (SEZ), Male (MLE), Mauritius (MRU), Mombasa (MBA), Montego Bay (MBJ), Nairobi (NBO), Panama (PTY), Puerto Plata (POP), Punta Cana (PUJ), Recife (REC), Salvador de Bahia (SSA), San Jose (SJO), San Juan (SJU), Santo Domingo (SDQ), Seattle (SEA), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Varadero (VRA) and Zanzibar (ZNZ)
Air Europa is based in Spain.
International Cargodestinations ex-MAD:
Buenos aires (EZE), Cancun (CUN), Caracas (CCS), Havana (HAV), Lima (LIM, New York (JFK), Puerto Plata (POP), Punta Cana (PUJ), Salvador de Bahia (SSA), Santa Cruz Viru Viru (VVI) and Santo Domingo (SDQ)