Unitpool refreshes contract with Air Transat

Global ULD supply and management provider Unitpool has signed a second five-year agreement with Air Transat, a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries that distributes products in over 50 countries and is one of Canada’s largest airlines. Under the first five-year agreement, Air Transat sold […]


Global ULD supply and management provider Unitpool has signed a second five-year agreement with Air Transat, a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries that distributes products in over 50 countries and is one of Canada’s largest airlines. Under the first five-year agreement, Air Transat sold its ageing fleet of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) and transferred all ULD management activities to Unitpool. During those five years, Air Transat focused on growing its business while Unitpool managed the supply of ULDs. Over the next five-year term, in addition to continuing to provide ULD management services to Air Transat, Unitpool will be managing the transition of Air Transat’s ULD fleet from aluminium LD3 containers to an all-lightweight LD3 fleet. The transition, which began for Air Transat on 1 March, will be completed within the next 12 months. The use of lightweight ULDs will generate substantial savings in fuel costs for Air Transat over the course of the agreement, and a reduced carbon footprint, Unitpool said. Air Transat was recently ranked first in the world in the long-haul category according to a new environmental performance indicator called Atmosfair Airline Index.