Air France KLM Cargo to add five new destinations for the summer
21 / 03 / 2017
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AF KLM) has announced it will add five new destinations to its schedule this summer.
The Franco Dutch airline group has revealed that from March 26, it will begin offering cargo capacity to Accra in Ghana, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Monrovia in Liberia, Cartagena in Colombia and Minneapolis in the US.
The Accra service, which started in February, will fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle three times a week using Boeing 777-200 equipment.
The Freetown and Monrovia operation will also fly three times a week, but from Amsterdam Schiphol using Airbus A330 equipment.
Cartagena will also be operated three times a week from Amsterdam but will utilise B787 Dreamliners and Minneapolis will fly from the Dutch airport using an A330 aircraft.
The airline group said that in addition to its widebody belly capacity, it will continue to offer 123 frequencies a week to 41 destinations using its freighter fleet, which includes B747-combi and freighter aircraft from Amsterdam and B777Fs from Paris.
“We will continue to mainly deploy our cargo aircraft on routes between Europe and Latin America and to/from Africa, to serve ongoing strong demand (e.g. from the fresh flower industry) for this type of transport,” AF KLM said.
In a recent interview with Air Cargo News, the airline group revealed a mixed performance in Africa last year, but said it was hoping for a more stable 2017.
In total, AF KLM will offer 1,125 weekly services to 127 destinations using its fleet of 170 long-haul passenger aircraft and six freighters.