SkyTeam Cargo

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SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo.svg
Full members 12
Headquarters Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Website www.skyteamcargo.com

SkyTeam Cargo is a global cargo alliance in which all members are also members of the SkyTeam airline alliance. SkyTeam Cargo is currently the largest cargo alliance, and is competing with the WOW Alliance.

History[edit]

A Boeing 747-400F belonging to Korean Air Cargo, an inaugural SkyTeam Cargo member.

Following the founding of the airline alliance SkyTeam on 22 June 2000, the creation of its cargo division, SkyTeam Cargo, was announced in September that year.[1] The alliance's inaugural members were Aeroméxico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Delta Air Logistics, and Korean Air Cargo, whose passenger airline operations are members of SkyTeam.[2]

In 2001, Czech Airlines Cargo and Alitalia Cargo joined in April and August, respectively.[2] Both divisions joined the cargo alliance within days of CSA Czech Airlines (25 March) and Alitalia (27 July) joining SkyTeam.

KLM Cargo joined SkyTeam Cargo in September 2004, four months after the merger of Air France and KLM, which subsequently created the Air France-KLM holding company.[2] The following year, in September, Northwest Airlines Cargo joined the cargo alliance, a move which came one year after Northwest Airlines joined SkyTeam. However, on 14 April 2008, Northwest merged with Delta Air Lines, which led to the largest airline in the world. China Southern Airlines joined the cargo alliance by November 2010.[3] By November 2013, Aerolíneas Argentinas, one of the leading South American carriers, joined the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance adding more than 30 Latin American destinations to the global network.[4]

Current members[edit]

As of December 2017, SkyTeam Cargo has twelve member airlines; some do not operate dedicated cargo aircraft, they offer space in the baggage compartments of their passenger aircraft only.[5]

Member airline Country Division airline
Aeroflot Cargo Russia Aeroflot
Aerolíneas Argentinas Cargo Argentina Aerolíneas Argentinas
Aeroméxico Cargo Mexico Aeroméxico
Air France Cargo France Air France
Alitalia Cargo Italy Alitalia
China Airlines Cargo Taiwan China Airlines
China Cargo Airlines China China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Cargo China China Southern Airlines
CSA Cargo Czech Republic Czech Airlines
Delta Cargo United States Delta Air Lines
KLM Cargo Netherlands KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air Cargo South Korea Korean Air

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A History Of SkyTeam". breakingtravelnews.com. 27 July 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Family Tree". SkyTeam Cargo. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "China Southern to join SkyTeam Cargo". ATW Online. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Aerolineas Argentinas Cargo joins SkyTeam Cargo Alliance / aviator.aero". www.aviator.aero. 
  5. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 17 December 2017. 

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