China Cargo Airlines to join SkyTeam Cargo1

China Cargo Airlines, a subsidiary company of China Eastern Airlines, has indicated its intent to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance through the signing of an MOU agreement in Shanghai last month with the carrier expected to formally join the alliance by June 2013.


China Cargo Airlines to join SkyTeam Cargo1


China Cargo Airlines, a subsidiary company of China Eastern Airlines, has indicated its intent to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance through the signing of an MOU agreement in Shanghai last month with the carrier expected to formally join the alliance by June 2013. SkyTeam Cargo, launched in September 2000, includes nine members: Aeroflot Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo After its parent company, China Eastern Airlines, became an official member of the SkyTeam Alliance, China Cargo began the process to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance with a series of activities including alliance training, product promotion, service procedure improvement, website data link, brand image enhancement in accordance with alliance service standards, and other preparation for its future membership in SkyTeam Cargo.

Since its establishment in 1998, China Cargo Airlines, based in Shanghai, has become the first all cargo airline also the largest cargo airline in China. By the end of May 2012, China Cargo Airlines’ fleet was expanded to 19 freighters with six B777, five B747, three MD-11, two B757 and three A300 freighters.

“The decision to join SkyTeam Cargo in the near future is in the interest of China Cargo’s long-term development and will definitely stimulate our transition process”, said Zhu Yimin, president of China Cargo. “Having experienced the dramatic fluctuations of the air cargo market in recent years, China Cargo has established the strategy of ‘service integration, business transition’.”