They intend to work closely together to exploit operational efficiencies; share contacts, market intelligence and other information; draw on their collective buying power and otherwise benefit from economies of scale. The three companies have worked together for years on multiple projects. The recent launch of NEO in Germany acted as a catalyst for the creation of GCA, said Pacific Airlift director Andrew Sim. According to the group, customers will benefit from faster responses, a more localized presence at origin and destination, and the potential for reducing costs through the sharing of capacity and better use of empty legs. The current membership of GCA provides coverage of the U.S., Asia-Pacific and Europe, supplemented by service partners in other parts of the world. GCA said it intends to expand its membership "in a carefully controlled manner."
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