Skyport and ACS move urgent auto parts to ensure supply chain resilience
The Czech cargo handler helps to keep vital automotive supply chains moving
Skyport has helped with the transportation of essential automotive spare parts from Poland to Spain via Prague Airport (PRG), Czech Republic, on urgent charter flights.
In the space of just two weeks, Skyport has handled more than 11 tonnes of automotive parts across six separate charter flights operated by Air Charter Service (ACS), to be delivered to Girona–Costa Brava Airport, Spain.
Both ATR-42 and Saab 340 aircraft were utilized to fly the cargo to its end destination.
“We’ve been working with ACS for some time now and during the past month our cooperation has been very intense, with six different orders being accommodated,” said David Adamek, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Skyport.
“Our successful collaboration has been of key importance in ensuring global automotive production continued uninterrupted.”
For each shipment, the motor parts were transported from Poland to the Czech Republic via truck and were already in transit at the time Skyport’s help was enlisted to prepare the cargo at PRG for its onward flight.
The cargo handler mobilized rapidly to provide express cargo handling services at its Prague Airport station, managing to process the exported goods within two hours of receipt.
As a result, it took approximately six hours from the first point of contact with Skyport to the flight departing from PRG with the automotive parts on board.
“ACS thanks Skyport for their assistance on these flights; it is a pleasure to have an agile, reliable, and effective handling partner in the center of Europe,” said James Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Air Charter Service.
“We couldn’t have done it without Skyport’s help at Prague Airport and we look forward to a more successful collaboration with the team in the future.”
With these express projects, ACS and Skyport’s collaboration has helped ensure urgently required spare parts arrived in Spain in time to prevent disruption to the car manufacturing supply chain.
Skyport has been serving the automotive industry for 15 years, handling both spare parts and complete cars, deploying only its most senior teams to handle this sensitive cargo in strict adherence to IATA’s Dangerous Good Regulations manual.