June 07, 2016: Air France-KLM Cargo, dedicated air cargo business of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group became responsible for all sales activities, bookings and enquiries for Delta Cargo in France and Germany effective June 1, 2016.
The move follows the transition of Delta Cargo responsibilities to Air France-KLM Cargo in Belgium last month, under the one roof strategy. The airlines’ customers will benefit from easier single drop-off and collection points as well as an extensive route network.
“As we progress towards a fully-integrated AF/KL/DL sales force in Europe, we will provide our customers with a combined Transatlantic network covering all major cargo markets in the US and Europe, greater peace of mind for re-protection across the entire JV network and more flexibility and convenience with a one-stop shop for all their cargo needs,” said Kristin Colvile, managing director, Delta Cargo Revenue Management and Sales Development.
“Working together is a formula for success, and we will continue introducing the one roof strategy across Europe.”
Jean-Jacques Castillo, VP Area France, DOM-TOM and Africa for Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo, said, “Air France, KLM, Alitalia and Delta Cargo are proud to permanently find new, innovative solutions for the benefit of their customers and to anticipate their expectations.”
“Having a fully integrated sales force and network will provide enhanced flight options, flexibility and convenience when shipping goods to North America,” added Gert Jan Roelands, VP Area Europe for AFKLMP Cargo.
Delta Cargo and Air France Cargo began the one roof initiative at Paris-Charles de Gaulle in February 2015 to offer better value for customers and enhance the competitive position of the Delta/Air France-KLM and Alitalia partnership. It has also improved the transit times of goods moving between flights and trucks, allowing customers to drop off and recover shipments in the same location for all three airlines.
Air France KLM Group is a global airline with a strong European base. Main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 89.8 million passengers carried in 2015, Air France-KLM operates to 320 destinations in 114 countries from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
In 2015, Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo carried 1.2 million tonnes of cargo. In addition to its global network of passenger aircraft, the group offers cargo main deck capacity on 2 B777 Freighters, 4 B747-400 Freighters, 2 MD-11 Freighters and 13 B747-400 Combis.