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CMA CGM AIR CARGO to expand fleet with additional aircrafts

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CMA CGM AIR CARGO announced plans to deploy 2 Boeing B777-200F aircraft on transpacific route, with first delivery scheduled for June 2024 Eight A350F aircraft to be delivered between 2026 and 2027, enabling global coverage.

CMA CGM AIR CARGO will begin operating a transpacific route connecting Asia to North America in summer 2024.

The launch on a strategic air freight route marks the acceleration of CMA CGM AIR CARGO’s development.

To ensure service to new destinations, CMA CGM AIR CARGO will take possession of two Boeing B777-200F aircraft this year.

The first aircraft, scheduled for delivery in June, will enable operations to begin on the transpacific route during the summer in anticipation of peak season and will serve airports in Hong Kong, Chicago, and Seoul.

The second aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024 and will connect mainland China to North America. Flights will be operated by our partner Atlas Air.

Damien Mazaudier, CEO of CMA CGM AIR CARGO, says, “Our expansion into the Transpacific Lane marks a turning point in the company’s history by connecting a new continent to our network and aligns with the ambition of the CMA CGM Group to offer a range of solutions to its customers.

“This lane opening will enable us to offer even more destinations to our customers on major routes.

“Today’s announcement represents a new step in the development of our business, which we aim to make global, and will take another step forward again in 2026 with the arrival of the A350F, the most environmentally friendly aircraft on the market.”