Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo is pursuing its restructuring within a difficult economic environment. Air freight is being impacted by the situation of structural industry overcapacity. To reduce its costs, the business is progressively retiring a portion of its full-freighter fleet to refocus most of its activity on the bellies of passenger aircraft. Within the framework of the Perform 2020 plan, this full-freighter fleet will thus be progressively reduced to five aircraft by 2017.
RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE IN TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED TRANSPORTATION
Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo
offers transportation solutions for merchandise which is sensitive to changes in temperature, like pharmaceutical products. In 2014 in Amsterdam, the Group thus signed a partnership with the company va-Q-tec, enabling the transportation of products in containers specially adapted to respect the cold chain. Three additional
cold rooms are also available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, enabling products for transportation
to be kept at between 2°C and 8°C. In Paris,
the Group thus offers up to 1,130 m3 of space dedicated to merchandise requiring temperature- controlled transportation.
A NEW EXPRESS HUB
To pursue a goal of developing its business
in high-value-added cargo, on March 30, 2015 Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo inaugurated a 9,000 m2 hub specializing in express and postal freight. Situated close to Terminal 2 at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, this new sorting center benefits from an optimal geographical location. Since it is closer to the long-haul aircraft arriving from or departing for world-wide destinations,
it can respect urgent delivery deadlines and thus meet customer expectations more effectively. With this Express Hub, Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo can thus handle no fewer
than 6,000 packages per hour compared with 700 previously.