China Cargo Airlines Joins SkyTeam Cargo Alliance

Ck cargoChina Cargo Airlines (CCA), a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, Ltd, officially joined the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance on June 5 during the Air Cargo Europe exposition at the Munich Germany Trade Fair Centre, becoming the 11th member carrier of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance.
Mr Zhu Yimin, President of China Cargo Airlines, Mr Kyoo Won Kang, Senior Vice President of Korean Air Cargo and Mr Erik Varwijk, Managing Director of KLM, representing the SkyTeam Cargo Executive Board, signed the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance Agreement during a press conference to announce the union.
“SkyTeam Cargo is a unique global Cargo Alliance with high growth and vibrancy and is highly recognised by its customer-focused freight products with uniform standards as well as its unique one roof programme,” noted Mr 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.”
Mr Chong Choy, Vice President of Alliances at Air France KLM Cargo and Chairman of SkyTeam Cargo, welcomed CCA to the Alliance, saying: “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.  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” said Mr Choy.
Mr. Wang Xiting, Vice General Consul of Chinese Consulate-General in Munich Germany, attended the joining ceremony and expressed the congratulations to CCA. He said “CCA will become even more competitive upon joining into the SkyTeam Cargo family.”