Since July 2017 that Swiftair integrated MAIS, a Joint Venture with ALS Aviation&Logistics Solutions, a Portuguese brokerage company, and LOGINSULAR, a Madeira Island local logistics company.
MAIS manages a daily Swiftair ATR72F route between Lisbon and Funchal in Madeira Island. MAIS joint venture mission aimed to give a boost to the local economy, overcoming the lack of a dedicated air freighter, connecting the Island with the mainland.
SWIFTAIR’s prior experience in Canarias and Baleares islands, next with its route performance to Funchal, with high standards of operational regularity and reliability, has been a key factor to attract new customers onboard, and gaining market share.
Madeira economy is expected to watch a boom on its fish exports, mainly tuna and aquaculture species. MAIS has the opportunity to become a key player for the associated supply chains, allowing to establish SWIFTAIR as a top operator between Continental Europe and its different archipelagos.
MAIS joint venture also gave SWIFTAIR the opportunity to expand its base at Lisbon airport, having been recently granted a self-handling license from the Portuguese civil aviation authority (ANAC). For this route SWIFTAIR has been flying the ATR72, both the Large-Cargo- Door and the 500’ depending on the expected monthly payload.