AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, and global provider of outsourced ULD management and repair solutions, Unilode Aviation Solutions, have extended their ULD management agreement until 2023, for the second time in a partnership spanning ten years.

Pete Chareonwongsak, RedCargo Logistics CEO, said: "AirAsia X has been Unilode's loyal customer since 2009 and throughout their partnership has relied on Unilode's support, expertise and flexibility to supply containers and pallets that meet its exponential passenger and cargo growth and the network demands placed on its widebody fleet. Unilode's commitment to invest in a mutually beneficial partnership has convinced AirAsia X that the renewed ULD management agreement will further drive efficiencies, load capacity and the digitalisation of its cargo business powered by RedCargo. AirAsia’s wholly owned subsidiary, Red Cargo Logistics, relies on partnerships like the one being announced today, as it aims to maximise revenue-generating belly space across all AirAsia and AirAsia X services."

Commenting on AirAsia X’s growth plans, with 100 widebody aircraft on order, a growing cargo business and a host of new destinations to be added to its network, Unilode CEO Benoît Dumont expressed confidence that Unilode is the right partner for achieving these ambitions. "Unilode continuously enhances its ULD management service by taking its customers' input, expectations and business objectives into account and is committed to support AirAsia X's ambitious growth plans with customer-focused and innovative ULD solutions. We are pleased to renew our agreement with AirAsia X for the second time during our partnership, which proves the long-term value that Unilode delivers to its airline customers."