Panalpina, a Swiss provider of forwarding and logistics services, announced it has added the Queretaro International Airport (QRO) in Mexico to the “Speedy” loop of its Charter Network, which also connects Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) with Panalpina’s air freight gateway in Huntsville (HSV), Alabama.
Queretaro’s addition to the regular connections of the Panalpina Charter Network means Panalpina is the only freight carrier to serve three international airports with scheduled flights within and out of Mexico.
Panalpina is also the first and only company to offer a transatlantic flight from Queretaro to London Stansted Airport (STN) in the UK and to Luxembourg (LUX) via Huntsville.
“The new Querétaro lane reflects Panalpina’s growth in aerospace and the continuous adaptation of the company’s Charter Network to meet evolving market needs and customer demand in Mexico,” said the company in a statement.
The final decision to accelerate the integration of Queretaro into the Panalpina Charter Network was made at the 2017 Paris Airshow during meetings held with government and private stakeholders.
“Panalpina has been committed to Queretaro for over five years now. We have been working closely with Querétaro airport operatives and government authorities, strategic airline partner Atlas Air, and Huntsville International Airport to build on the continued success of the Network,” said Matthias Frey, global head of the Panalpina Charter Network.