AF-KLM inks cargo partnership with China S.

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo and China Southern Cargo have signed an expansive cargo domain agreement aimed giving each other access to their respective complementary networks.


Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo and China Southern Cargo have signed an expansive cargo domain agreement aimed giving each other access to their respective complementary networks.

The pair said the new partnership will give their customers access to an extensive cargo network in the Asia Pacific region — where China Southern Cargo occupies a strategic position — and in Europe, Africa and the Trans-Atlantic regions, where the AF-KLM Cargo group is one of the largest operators.

Th e agreement off ers a combination of widebody and maindeck capacity on the Europe-China leg and access to an extensive network of unique destinations from their respective hubs.

AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo will serve the main cities in Australia and supply main-deck capacity to Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh from the hub at Guangzhou.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle, or Amsterdam Schiphol will provide China Southern Cargo with access to capacity to the North and South Atlantic markets — Atlanta, Miami, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires to name but a few — as well as capacity to Africa, with both European hubs serving Lagos.

In the fi rst stage of the agreement the two carriers will share ground handling facilities at their hubs to enable a faster and seamless transfer process.