Delta Airlines Cargo has re-appointed ATC, Italy’s largest GSSA, as its general sales and service agent. ATC was Delta’s GSSA from 1984 to 1998, but was replaced by Delta’s Skyteam partners during a period of shared sales representation.

Delta has the largest US carrier presence in Italy, with a total of over 50 flights per week operating to New York, Atlanta and Cincinnati from Milan, Venice, Pisa and Rome. Most services utilize B767-300ER/400ER series aircraft.

Says ATC Managing Director Sauro Martinelli: ‘It is a huge pleasure and privilege to work with Delta once again. Our two organizations grew side by side throughout the 80s and 90s, and we are delighted to be working with them again.

‘These are challenging times in Italian airfreight, but we are confident that Delta’s capacity, excellent reputation, frequency and network will enable us to achieve a significant share of the market.’

Says Flavio Renfer, EMEA Regional Director, Delta Air Cargo: ‘The selection of ATC was very natural for Delta Cargo given our past history together. We are very excited about the future of Delta in the Italian market and look forward to bringing the most reliable and customer friendly cargo operation to the market.’

ATC is the largest member of the family-owned ACSSys Group, which includes GSA, administration, support and handling activities through four bases in Italy. ATC is one of three ACSSys companies, all of which are founder members of the EGSAC GSA network, which has 80 bases in 35 countries. ACSSys founder and Chairman Glauco Martinelli was EGSAC’s previous President from 2002-2008.