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Fast Delivery Services introduces Inter Island Express with own cargo aircraft

Companies should continuously innovate and reinvent to stay up to date with new developments and remain relevant for their customers. This is the belief that motivates Fast Delivery Team and Gigi Helder, Director of the logistics company Fast Delivery Services NV, to keep improving and expanding its services. The latest example of that philosophy is adding a Fast Delivery own air cargo carrier to its product line. For this purpose, the company achieved an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) that authorizes an operator to carry out specified commercial air cargo transport operations.

The first Logistic Company with Cargo Aircraft Operator’s Certificate in the ABC Islands

Fast Delivery Services NV puts its company philosophy into action by regularly innovating its services to adapt to new circumstances. It has always been a challenge for cargo connectivity between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao since this was done by regular commercial flights offered by existing commercial passenger carriers.These commercial airlines always puts passengers and their luggage’s as priority, as it should be, and cargo are left behind and as consequence puts a hold on the Caribbean economy for consistent development. The negative side effect for Logistics Company is that sticking to the agreed delivery dates and time becomes a challenge that is out of their hand to control.

Fast Delivery Services, founded in 2003, offers a complete selection of cargo and packages services, ranging from simple courier-, to sophisticated logistics solutions such as air and ocean freight from all over the world. From its establishment, the core business of the company has been courier services which started with a scooter drove by the director himself. After only 2 years the company expanded and added air freight and ocean freight services and to date are the most frequently used services on the Island. In 2011 it became a certified agent UPS Contractor for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

After 18 years, Fast Delivery Services caters to all the three islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao under one brand and has branches on all these Islands.

Other services include:

•Online Shopping

•Storage Rental 

•Port Services 

•Dry Ice

•Haulage Services

•Container Rental

•P.O. Box Rental

•Moving Services

New Air Cargo possibilities

To comply with the demand for reliable and regular air cargo possibilities between the ABC Islands, Fast Delivery Services now introduces its own air carrier for cargo services named: Inter Island Express. For this purpose, it was necessary to achieve the so-called ‘Aircraft Operators’ Certificate’ (AOC). The process of attaining this certificate was very challenging.Gigi explains that this is the first time in the ABC Islands’ history that a company has succeeded in accomplishing this endeavor in obtaining a cargo AOC.

Attaining this certificate was mandatory to be able to operate its own commercial air cargo aircraft. The company starts with a cargo plane’s daily flights with a maximum capacity of 1.000 kilos between Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. This will surely enhance commerce between the Islands. 

Cargo Air Operator Certificate AOC

Any individual, organization or company that wishes to operate an aircraft for commercial air transport must, by law, obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority. The AOC allows the operator to charge to fly cargo on its aircraft. Thus, an AOC is granted from a national aviation authority to an aircraft operator to use aircraft for commercial purposes. This requires the operator to have personnel, assets, and systems to ensure the safety of its employees and the general public. This document will detail the aircraft types used, for what purpose, and in what geographic region.

This new achievement convinced the entire team of Fast Delivery Services that instead of falling into a comfort zone vibe, we should follow new developments, reinvent business and adjust  offers. The COVID crisis has create serious problems for any country and showed its importance to remain vigilant and keep up with new developments.

Door to Door 

The new air cargo service offers a never seen before logistic solution for cargo forwarding between the ABC Islands. Until now, people used to deliver goods like auto parts or machine components as personal baggage. Now they can have them delivered at their door every day, via the new air cargo service offered by Fast Delivery Services. This gives the company the possibility to ensure a dedicated, consistent, and secured airfreight alternative between the Islands.

In its 18 years of existence, Fast Delivery Services N.V has grown to be Aruba’s Logistic Company of choice. The growth-phenomenon is based on “Same day” door-to-door local deliveries- a feature that has been the trademark since day one. It offers such services as Courier Services,  Ocean Freight Services, Air Freight Services,  Transshipment,  Bonded Warehouse,  Storage, Online Shopping and is the Authorized contact for UPS in Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.

On request, the company can offer tailor-made logistic services customized to handle the customers’ needs. Fast Delivery Services has strong affiliations with major logistic companies around the world. The company’s mission is to provide the highest quality logistic services professionally. Customer satisfaction is its guiding force. It aims to treat all customer transactions accurately and provide specialized logistic services that are innovative and practical.  Therefore, the company is always on the lookout to simplify processes to improve and uphold a high service level. Collaboration and safety are other important values for the company.

The AOC that the company achieved for airfreight is the first of its kind in the ABC Islands’ aviation history.

achieved for airfreight is the first of its kind in the ABC Islands’ aviation history.


The company’s vision is to use Aruba as a hub to break down bulk cargo into several smaller volumes and process them using air freight services for final delivery to windward islands and the Caribbean improving time sensitive delivery and commerce overall.