Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomes back Air France

Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, has announced that daily non-stop flights operated by Air France-KLM connecting Abu Dhabi and Paris will be resumed starting October 2023. The return of this route will create additional avenues for business, trade and tourism between Abu Dhabi and France. Abu Dhabi International […]

Air France and KLM operate most sustainable flights ever to Canada

With sustainability becoming an increasingly pressing issue, Air France and KLM have recognised that genuine change will only happen if the entire aviation ecosystem works together to transform our industry. That’s why the Sustainable Flight Challenge has been launched. Organised under SkyTeam’s Alliance Umbrella, 17 of the 19 affiliated SkyTeam airlines and their partners joined […]

Air France-KLM orders Airbus A350F freighters with options for more

Air France-KLM announces today its decision to convert into a firm order the Letter of Intent it signed in December 2021 for the acquisition of four Airbus A350F full freighter aircraft – with purchase rights for an additional four aircraft. These aircraft will be operated by Air France and be based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle […]

Air France adds Heathrow – Nice route

Air France adds Heathrow - Nice route

Air France has announced that it will offer a new Summer service between London Heathrow and Nice, from July 9 until August 28. The daily flight will be operated with an Airbus 320. General manager of Air France and KLM in the UK and Ireland, Fahmi Mahjoub, mentioned: “Operating daily flights during the Summer is a […]

It’s a gas: Air France-KLM, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus join forces

Air France-KLM, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus have joined forces to carry out the first long-haul flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced in France. At 15:40 yesterday, Air France Flight 342 took off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport’s Terminal 2E for Montreal with its tanks filled for the first time with sustainable aviation […]

AFKLMP Cargo launch SAF programme for airfreight

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has launched the world’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme for the airfreight industry, enabling freight forwarders and shippers to reduce their CO₂ emissions. “Our commitment to reducing CO₂ emissions is one of the cornerstones of our cargo strategy. The launch of a SAF programme for airfreight is an important […]

AF grounds A380s; KLM shelves B747s

Air France and KLM push for SAF use

Faced with growing restrictions on the possibility of travelling and a strong downward trend in demand which has resulted in a drop in traffic and sales over the last few weeks following the spread of COVID-19, the Air France-KLM Group is obliged to gradually reduce its flight activity very significantly over the next few days, […]

Fab Four

Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch trans-Atlantic JV Air France-KLM Cargo, Delta Air Lines Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo are promising cargo customers “more connections, greater shipment routing flexibility, improved trucking options, aligned services and innovative digital solutions” with the launch of their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture (JV). The new partnership, which represents 23% […]

Air France: Situation update – coronavirus

Air France’s top priority is the health and safety of its customers and employees in France and around the world. Air France has been working in close collaboration with the national and international health authorities since the outbreak of the coronavirus. After careful consideration of the developing situation, today the airline has decided to suspend […]

AFKLMP’s fleet smell of roses for Valentine’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has met demand for Valentine’s Day flowers by shipping 3,300 tonnes to Europe in a two-week period. The flowers were exported from countries such as Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia in January and February, including Kenya’s famous Rhodos roses. Using Boeing 747-400F and combi-aircraft, AFKLMP was able to provide main […]

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling

Swissport will acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling from Air France, which it held in a joint venture, subject to regulatory approval. The ground service provider will acquire the remaining 50% stake to fully own the handling company, which has provided cargo handling services at London’s Heathrow Airport since 1995. The completion of the sale is subject […]

AFKLM releases winter 2018 schedule

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will operate its new winter schedule from Sunday, 28 October 2018 to Sunday 31 March 2019. It is able to offer vast capacity from two hubs, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol, on around 1,060 weekly services to 124 destinations across its global network. Among other points in the […]

Delta to share cargo facilities in Seattle with Air France KLM

Delta Cargo is continuing to co-locate with partners by sharing cargo warehouse facilities with Air France KLM in Seattle. The move will allow more space for cargo capacity and make shipping easier and more convenient for the airlines’ shared customers. The Seattle warehouse has hosted Virgin Atlantic since 26 March 2017 and the ‘One-Roof’ partnership […]

Air France facing strike action today

Air France adds Heathrow - Nice route

Airfreight shipments due to fly long haul services on Air France today (March 22) should not be affected by the nation-wide French labour strike. The airline has issued a statement that: “in the context of a national call for a strike in France, on Thursday 22 March 2018, French Civil Aviation Authorities gave instructions to […]

AFKLMP adds new routes to its summer schedule

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) will operate new routes for the summer providing connections to locations including Taipei, Fortaleza and Seattle. It will provide capacity from both hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where the airline offers 1,115 weekly services to 116 unique destinations around the world. From Paris […]

Cargo turns around in the second half for Air France KLM

Cargo at Air France KLM experienced a strong turn around in the second half of 2017, with traffic and revenue improving substantially. The airline group says improvements were driven by solid demand growth to and from Asia at the beginning of 2017 and from Latin America in the second half of the year, which it […]

New Air France KLM Martinair Cargo service targets SMEs

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is currently rolling out WHAT COUNTS in the Netherlands. This scheme has been designed for customers among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Managers have bundled together a number of relevant 24/7 easy-to-connect services, tailor-made offers, and a loyalty programme, under the title WHAT COUNTS. “We are able to approach every […]

Cargo continues to improve in Q3 for Air France KLM

Cargo at Air France KLM continues its turnaround with revenue increasing by 3.2 per cent in the third quarter, with tonnage remaining stable. Total cargo revenue was up 3.2 per cent to €493 million ($572 million) though was down 1.1 per cent in the first nine months of 2017 to €1.5 billion. Tonnage increased 0.1 […]

AF-KL-MP expands network for the winter

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is expanding its network for the winter including new services to locations including Mumbai and Port Louis. The winter schedule starts on Sunday 29 October, ending Sunday 25 March 2018 and will add new flights from both Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Air France will […]

Cargo volumes improve at AF-KL-MP in first half

Cargo at Air France KLM saw some improvement in the second quarter with increased traffic but revenue dipped slightly. Tonnage was up 1.4 per cent in the second quarter to 286,000 tonnes, though remained at 558,000 tonnes for the first half. Second quarter traffic in revenue tonne kilometres was up 2.7 per cent to 2.1 […]

KLM Cargo launches new sorting system at Schiphol

KLM Cargo has officially launched a new sorting system that can handle more than 2,000 items per hour at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Air France and KLM are the first airlines in the world to make use of this kind of sorting system, and it has already been put to good use at Paris Charles de […]

Air France KLM continues to make losses in 2017

Air France KLM has continued to make losses in the first quarter of 2017 with a net loss of €216 million ($235.8 million) for the group. The loss is up 39.4 per cent on the negative result of €155 million during the same period of 2016 despite revenue increasing 1.9 per cent to €5.7 billion. […]

Pharma logistics grow while challenges remain

2016 has been a challenging year but pharma logistics are still growing, and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KL-MP) is working on improving processes, director of pharmaceutical logistics, Renate de Walle (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. The start of the year was volatile but the final three months of 2016 made up for this, and […]

AF-KLM cargo loses €244m in 2016 as group result improves

Air France KLM’s cargo continues its gradual turnaround with an operating loss of €244 million ($257.9 million) in 2016. The group continues its restructuring to address weak global trade and overcapacity, cutting freighter capacity by 24 per cent, reducing operations to six aircraft. Cargo revenue was down 14.7 per cent in 2016 to €2 billion […]

Air France takes delivery of its first Boeing 787

Air France has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787, which it will deploy on its Paris – Cairo from January. The aircraft, a 787-9, was delivered through leasing company AerCap, and is the ninth 787 for the Air France-KLM Group. It is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines. The Group has […]

Air France cargo grows in July, KLM struggles

Air France KLM has seen cargo volumes fall by 6.7 per cent to 700 million revenue tonne kilometres (RTK), with KLM struggling but Air France seeing some growth. In July, KLM saw RTK fall by 11.8 per cent to 399 million while Air France was up one per cent to 300 million. Available tonne kilometres […]

AF-KLM reduces cargo losses and aims to break even in 2017

Air France KLM has reduced its cargo losses to 116 million euros ($127.5 million), and continues in its aim of returning the freighter business to breaking even in 2017. The first half cargo loss was reduced from 116 million euros in the same period of 2015, while losses in the second quarter were reduced to […]

New cargo handling facility at JFK for AF-KL-MP

Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KL-MP) has opened a new cargo handling facility at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), paying special attention to cargo including pharmaceuticals, live animals and express. The facility, which accommodates all types of cargo, offers a number of features to cater for premium products. For temperature sensitive cargo, it […]

AF-KLM’s de Juniac confirmed to succeed Tyler as IATA head

Alexandre de Juniac has been confirmed to succeed Tony Tyler as director general and chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Willie Walsh will be chairman of the board of governors. De Juniac, who is the chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM will take over at IATA on 1 September. […]