Air France-KLM’s cargo drop

AIR France-KLM recorded a sharp decline in cargo volumes in August this year.
The Franco-Dutch group says it adjusted its full-freighter flight schedule, leading to a 5.2 per cent reduction in capacity. 
Traffic was down 7.8 per cent, leading to a 1.7 percentage point decline in the load factor to 60.6 per cent. 
Air France Cargo recently reduced its freighter fleet of three 747-400Fs and two 777Fs to four aircraft in a bid to “to cut costs and improve its economic performance”. 
The carrier, once one of Europe’s leading all-cargo operators, is ‘fully integrating’ with its Dutch partners KLM Cargo and KLM’s lower-cost subsidiary, Martinair, to increase productivity by 20 per cent.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest news

Hellmann nabs Raudszus for APAC role

By Damian Brett

Sven Raudszus will take over the position of regional chief executive Asia Pacific (APAC) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics from March…

Read More

Share this story

Avia Solutions to buy freighter operator Bluebird Nordic

Avia Solutions Group, which owns UK broker Chapman Freeborn and freighter operator Magma Aviation, is to acquire 100% of cargo…

Read More

Share this story

Coronavirus set to impact air cargo

By Damian Brett

The air cargo industry is bracing itself for the impact of measures taken to halt the spread of the deadly…

Read More

Share this story