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Flightwatch to open new branch at Brussels Airport

Flightwatch to open new branch at Brussels Airport

Ostend based aviation services company Flightwatch will start the new year 2023 by opening a new branch at Brussels Airport.

Flightwatch is specialised in the air transport of live animals and special cargo. In addition to our continuous striving toward improvement the time has come to add an operational office at Brucargo; situated amidst the aircargo industry, near the airline offices and handling agents.

Read more: Brussels Airport handled 64,000 tonnes of cargo in November

“We are convinced that by opening a branch at Brussels Airport, we will be able to establish an even better relationship with the airlines and handling agents,” Francesca Braet says. “By being in the middle of the action, we are closer to the aircargo activity, which allows us to provide our valued customers an even better service by monitoring their shipments even more on the spot,” Nathalie Desimpel adds.

“Being present at Brussels Airport will also help us attract customers from different industries, allowing us to broaden our horizons. With our many years of experience in shipping precious cargo, such as Day Old Chicks and Hatching Eggs, we are very familiar with a close follow-up for our shipments. This expertise will surely offer an advantage in our search of new business,” Sven Corthals confirms.

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Flightwatch was founded by aviation professionals Francesca Braet and Nathalie Desimpel. Following a career of respectively 22 and 34 years in aviation they decided to join forces in 2016.

The Ostend based Flightwatch crew recently expanded to a well-oiled team of five, combining over 70 years of experience within the aviation industry.

Pilots Francesca and Nathalie are supported by Iryna Lavens & Charlotte Charlotte (documentation & trucking) and Sven. Sven Corthals was recently hired to help explore & broaden new horizons for Flightwatch.

Thanks to the same endless passion, enthusiasm, and drive for hard work as in our early days, Flightwatch achieved IATA’s Freight Forwarder by volume top 10 in Belgium in July and August 2022.

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