SkyTeam Cargo marks 20 years of delivering tailormade airfreight solutions

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Global airline alliance SkyTeam Cargo is marking 20 years of delivering tailormade airfreight solutions for every type of cargo through its four key pillar products.

Launched in 2002 and rebranded in 2018, SkyTeam Cargo’s membership comprises Aerolíneas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France-KLM Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, ITA Airways Cargo, Korean Air Cargo, and Saudia Cargo. Aeroflot is currently suspended.

The key products include:

Express – the choice for expedited shipments of up to 100kg. Express offers fast connectivity with late availability and includes Express Heavy for larger shipments requiring fast dispatch.

General – a time-tested shipping solution for both bulk and unit load device shipping modes, offering high-quality service for all commodities not requiring specialist handling.

Specialized – designed to take any kind of cargo anywhere in the world, this caters for atypical and high-value cargo shipments including aerospace parts, art, fashion, fresh produce, pharma and more.

Customized – a tri-partite contract between the shipper, forwarding agent and SkyTeam Cargo airline offering a personalized handling service.

Said Nico van der Linden, VP SkyTeam Cargo: “For two decades, SkyTeam Cargo has proudly been the only group of airlines to offer aligned global shipping solutions tailormade to the specific handling requirements of each type of cargo.

“Our branded products continue to evolve to give cargo customers confidence that their precious shipments are in safe hands at every step.”

In 2021 SkyTeam Cargo launched V-Excellence, transporting COVID-19 vaccine shipments under the unique product family, Customized Vaccines offering special handling and priority in addition to Specialized Pharma, the solution for all pharma shipments.

SkyTeam Cargo’s member airlines offer a combined fleet of 2,709 aircraft, including 45 full freighters, to 150 destinations.