China Southern, Air France-KLM poised to enact sweeping cargo cooperation

China Southern Airlines Cargo (CZ) and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLM) are poised to put two years of planning into effect, linking the carriers’ respective route networks and enabling them to offer expanded cargo services to their respective customers.

In 2015, the two carriers signed an initial memorandum of understanding (MoU), setting the stage for more years of jointly investigating and exploiting opportunities in the air cargo market.

The MoU currently on the table “leads to a new phase of cooperation between us,” said Zhao Fengsheng, senior vice president of China Southern Cargo. Fengsheng added that, “we anticipate concrete results coming out of this.” The carriers added that the budding cooperation could “lead to an integrated commercial and operational cargo cooperation model [joint venture] between Europe and China.”

The terms of the MoU are as follows:



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