Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and China Cargo Airlines strengthen partnership with new Block Space Agreement

Mr. Wang Jianmin, President of China Cargo Airlines, and Mr. Thierry Beragnes, Senior Vice President of Alliances at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, signed the agreement at Air Cargo China 2024 in Shanghai.

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and China Cargo Airlines has announced the signing of a new hard block space agreement, marking a significant step forward in their partnership.

This agreement, which takes effect on 1 July 2024, will allow China Cargo Airlines to utilise Air France’s belly capacity for shipments from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to São Paulo Guarulhos Airport (GRU).

This new agreement builds on a decade-long collaboration between Air France KLM and the China Eastern Group, which began with an interline agreement and evolved into joint handling operations at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), where Air France KLM is handled by China Cargo Airlines. The success of these initiatives has laid a strong foundation for the new block space agreement.

Adriaan de Heijer, Executive Vice President of Air France KLM Cargo said: “This new step signifies a deeper partnership and highlights our shared commitment to enhancing our range of services.

“By capitalising on our extensive networks, we can provide even greater benefits to our customers.

“I look forward to the synergies we can generate together.”

Wang Jianmin, President of China Cargo Airlines, echoed these sentiments, stating: “In the face of increasing challenges in the air cargo market, we are committed to building stronger and deeper partnerships.

“This step with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is a significant move towards expanding our aviation network and enhancing our air logistics market.

“Together, we will provide safe and efficient services to global customers.”