China, AF-KLM joint venture back on track

CHINA Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are hoping to launch a cargo joint venture with Air France-KLM.

KLM’s senior vice-president of route network, Pieter Elbers, said the suspended plan originally agreed in 2008 is back on the cards now that the global economy is recovering.

“We are still seeking proper opportunities to launch our cargo JV with China Southern based on the market recovery situation and also are trying to seek cooperation with China Eastern in this respect,” Elbers said.

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