CMA CGM Air Cargo and AFKLMP partnership extends global reach with Cairo

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CMA CGM Air Cargo is growing its network with the addition of a scheduled route between Paris and Cairo, launched as part of its capacity partnership with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP).

The cargo airline will serve Cairo with one weekly flight from October 3 using an A330 freighter.

“This new destination is part of our strategic partnership with the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Group and complements the existing offer to give you even more options for your air transport needs,” said CMA CGM Air Cargo.

In May, the airline launched a new freighter route between Paris and Mumbai as part of its partnership with AFKLMP.

AFKLMP and CMA CGM Air Cargo launched their capacity partnership in April, after announcing it in May 2022.

The partnership involves the two carriers jointly operate the full-freighter aircraft capacity of their respective airlines, initially including CMA CGM’s six freighter aircraft and AFKLMP’s six freighters.

The commercial partnership also covers Air France-KLM’s belly aircraft capacity, including more than 160 long-haul aircraft.

The partnership has an initial duration of 10 years.

AFKLMP currently operates three Boeing 747-400ERF, one 747-400BCF and two Boeing 777Fs. It also has outstanding orders for eight new generation Airbus A350Fs.

Four will be used to replace the fleet of four Boeing 747Fs currently operated by KLM Cargo and Martinair, while the other four will be added to the Air France fleet.

CMA CGM Air Cargo’s freighter fleet currently consists of four Airbus A330Fs and two 777Fs with plans for a fleet of 12 aircraft. It has outstanding orders for four A350Fs and two 777Fs, due to join the fleet next year.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]