TNT Airways, and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a code-sharing deal which they say will help them optimise capacity and increase frequency. Under the agreement, Emirates SkyCargo will place its airline code and use space on TNT Airways’ B777 freighter flights on the New York-Liege and Hong Kong-Dubai-Liege routes. TNT currently operates three B777 freighters.
The flight frequency on the Hong Kong-Dubai-Liege route will be raised from four to six times a week while the flight frequency on the JKF-Liege route is five times a week.
“This is an important step towards reducing TNT’s intercontinental fixed capacity,” said TNT Express CEO Marie-Christine Lombard. “The code-share agreement will allow TNT Express to continue to offer excellent international delivery services to its customers while optimising use of the long-haul fleet.”
Ram Menen, Senior VP for Cargo at Emirates, added: “Joining forces with TNT Airways will enable us to facilitate more international trade by providing our customers new business opportunities through increased connectivity between US and Middle East, as well as Dubai and Hong Kong.
“New trade routes will be created between Liege, Belgium and points throughout our network of more than 120 destinations, served by our fleet of 163 wide-bodied passenger aircraft and eight freighters.”