GSP beefing up cargo service, adds 2 weekly roundtrip flights from German-based freight company

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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GSP beefing up cargo service, adds 2 weekly roundtrip flights from German-based freight company
Senator International will begin scheduled international cargo service in and out of Greenville-Spartanburg International in Greer.

Senator International is a global German-based freight forwarder, that will provide convenient delivery of cargo services into the region that include South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

Beginning Nov. 5 Senator International will operate two roundtrip flights per week on Saturdays and Wednesdays between Munich and GSP. Wednesday flights are scheduled to arrive at GSP at 4 p.m. and depart at 6 p.m. Saturday flights are scheduled to arrive at GSP at 5 p.m. and depart at 7 p.m.

The relationship between GSP District and Senator International began in late 2011 when airport personnel provided service for an emergency air charter operated by Senator International on behalf of an Upstate customer.

“The cargo being shipped on that first flight was time-sensitive, and the service provided by the GSP team to meet our needs went way beyond our expectations,” said Tim Kirschbaum, CEO for Senator International.

“GSP is well-equipped and strategically located to assist Senator and its valued customers with successful, reliable and timely delivery of cargo," said GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards. "The continued growth of cargo services is essential to our business model. Our goal is to deliver efficient, cost-effective service with an emphasis on customer service that exceeds industry standards.”

Edwards has prioritized cargo service since his arrival at GSP. Since then the Inland Port has been built, GSP has all but completed a $125 million terminal improvement project (Wingspan), with additional operational needs that will brand the airport as a new, contemporary multi-faceted complex.

This new service will be convenient for any type of cargo including pieces that are outsize (unusually large), hazardous, standard or time-sensitive.

“Products like this, which allow the overall supply chain process to run smoothly, are the keys to success for our customers. We are looking forward to many customers benefitting from this special new product, which will also service any air cargo to and from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland” said Tim Kirschbaum.





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