A 'Vibrant Operation:' Mercury Air Cargo in San Jose

A 'Vibrant Operation:' Mercury Air Cargo in San Jose

Mercury Air CargoThings are coming along swimmingly for Mercury Air Cargo at its newest cargo handling location San Jose International Airport. Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President John Peery says,  "It appears to be a "very vibrant operation" at this previously sleepy little airport-turned-international airport of San Jose".

They began with Alaska Airlines in mid-April followed closely by British Airways on May 3, Lufthansa airlines began operations on July 1, with five services between Los Angeles and Frankfurt. Air China will commence operations September 1, with flights from Shanghai into San Jose. Additionally, Hainan Airlines will be operating their eight services a week into San Jose, and Mercury will be providing cargo services for them as well. "So in a very short period of time we've grown considerably in that little neck of the woods," Peery said.

Mercury Air Cargo is also looking at Chicago and Dallas as opportunities to explore as potential expansions of their cargo services products. It would be the company's first venture outside of California state lines since closing their Montreal and Toronto branches in 2009.  "The time could be good for further expansion" , Peery said adding, "because consolidations and mergers occurring in many industries are also occurring in the cargo handling business. Our airline clients are now experiencing less opportunity to find viable providers, and we believe there may be opportunities for us in both airports," Peery said.  "We want to capitalize on our good name. "

Finally, Mercury Air Cargo welcomed back Steve Ballard as the Vice President for San Francisco. Peery credits Ballard as being instrumental in the startup of both Lufthansa and British Airways in San Jose. "It's good to have him back as a critical member of the team," he said.

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