China Cargo Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, became the 11th member carrier of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance.
The airline officially joined during the Air Cargo Europe exposition in Munich.
“SkyTeam Cargo is a unique global cargo alliance with high growth and vibrancy and is highly recognized by its customer-focused freight products with uniform standards as well as its unique one roof program,” Shan Chuanbo, senior vice president alliances of China Eastern Airlines. “CCA Joining SkyTeam Cargo Alliance is a strategic decision combined with the development plan of CCA against the backdrop of global air liberalization and alliance development. Joining SkyTeam Cargo will allow CCA to enjoy economy of scale benefits and enlarge its flight network, while upgrading its international competitiveness in compliance with the middle and long term strategic interests of CCA.”
Chong Choy, vice president of alliances at Air France KLM Cargo and chairman of SkyTeam Cargo, welcomed CCA to the alliance.
“The members of SkyTeam Cargo are delighted to welcome CCA, China’s first all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services, as the newest member of our growing alliance,” Choy said. “With the entry of China Cargo Airlines into the alliance, we have an unrivaled presence in the Greater China region, having already welcomed China Southern and China Airlines in the past few years. We are expecting stronger global synergy among members. Also, customers will be able to experience a wider benefit from our alliance.”