Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM

19 May 2020
A partnership between airfreight software specialist WebCargo and cargo airline management platform IBS will enable carriers to quote more efficiently, and electronically, to forwarders.
28 Jul 2017
The Franco-Dutch carrier transported 286,000 tonnes (315,261 tons).
04 May 2017
Capacity was trimmed by 1.1 percent during the quarter.
18 Apr 2017
European airlines accounted for half of the increase in global air cargo traffic to a five-year high in 2016.
03 Nov 2016
Air France-KLM Cargo’s third-quarter operating loss soared by almost one-fifth from a year ago as it scrambled to downsize its unprofitable freighter operations.
Air France-KLM's freight fleet has fallen from 26 in 2005 to six this year and the cargo division seeks to break even in 2017.
27 Jul 2016
Air France-KLM’s cargo loss narrowed slightly in the second quarter, but the airline's cargo unit was still stuck in the red.
12 Apr 2016
Europe’s leading air cargo carriers are continuing to post lower traffic figures month after month while their smaller rivals are still boosting their market shares.
18 Feb 2016
Air France-KLM narrowed its cargo loss in the fourth quarter of 2015 but its full-year deficit increased as it continued to scale back its troubled full-freighter operation.
06 Jan 2016
Air France’s troubled cargo unit faces further disruption as unions have called for five days of strikes across the carrier in January.
16 Dec 2015
A European Union court today overturned 790 million euros ($861 million) in fines against 11 airlines, including Air France-KLM and British Airways, for participating in a global cartel that fixed air freight rates.
29 Oct 2015
Air France-KLM’s cargo losses narrowed in the third quarter but revenue and traffic shrank as the carrier slashed its full-freighter capacity in a bid to return to the black.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
16 Sep 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines is pulling further ahead of its troubled European rivals as it continues to post double digit increases in traffic month after month.
16 Sep 2015
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has signed a partnership agreement with China Southern Cargo spanning the carriers’ global networks.
27 Jul 2015
Air France-KLM’s cargo business is sinking deeper into the red as its second-quarter operating loss soared to 78 million euros ($86 million) from 45 million euros a year ago despite desperate cost-cutting measures.
20 May 2015
Alitalia’s announcement that it will not renew its partnership and joint venture accords with Air France-KLM paves the way for Etihad Airways, the carrier’s dominant 49 percent shareholder, to expand its European freight footprint.
KLM Cargo
30 Apr 2015
Air France-KLM Cargo remains mired in the red with the first-quarter operating loss almost doubling to 63 million euros ($70.6 million) from 34 million euros a year ago as the carrier rushes to downsize its unprofitable freighter operations.
19 Feb 2015
Air France-KLM’s cargo losses widened to 212 million euros [US $242 million] in 2014 from 202 million euros in the previous year as a two-week pilots’ strike compounded the impact of a weak global airfreight market.
10 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo managed to increase traffic in November despite ongoing strikes by pilots, while its leading European rivals posted lower volumes as they prepare to downsize their freighter operations.
01 Dec 2014
DB Schenker, the logistics unit of Germany’s state-owned railroad company Deutsche Bahn, is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from 13 airlines that operated a global air cargo cartel.
29 Oct 2014
Air France-KLM’s troubled cargo business sank deeper into the red in the third quarter due to weaker demand and a two-week strike by pilots in September.
22 Oct 2014
London – Amsterdam and London have closed the gap with Europe’s top freight airports as pilot strikes at Lufthansa and Air France shrunk cargo traffic at their Frankfurt and Paris hubs.
08 Oct 2014
Air France-KLM’s freight traffic slumped 17.7 percent in September from a year ago largely due to a two-week-long strike by pilots at the carrier’s French unit that is expected to plunge Europe’s largest air cargo business deeper into the red.
15 Sep 2014
Air France initiated a contingency cargo plan today as pilots begin a week-long strike that will ground more than half of the carrier’s flights.
08 Sep 2014
The gap between the sluggish European air cargo sector and the resurgent global market looks set to widen with two of the region’s leading carriers posting declines in freight traffic in August.
05 Sep 2014
Air France-KLM announced a major downsizing of its freighter fleet in the latest bid to return its cargo operation to profitability amid sagging global demand and increased competition from fast-growing Arab Gulf airlines.
Air France and KLM tailfins
25 Jul 2014
Air France-KLM today said it is weighing a partnership or restructuring of its freighter business after booking cargo losses and charges of $205 million in the second quarter, but stressed it will remain a major player in the air freight market.
Martinair
22 Jul 2014
Air France-KLM, Europe’s largest cargo airline by revenue, is about to reveal whether it plans to shed its dedicated freighter fleet.
Air France A380
08 Jul 2014
Air France-KLM trimmed its 2014 profit forecast by up to 12 percent, citing “persistently weak” cargo demand.
01 Nov 2013
Alitalia Airbus A321
09 Oct 2013
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, risks bankruptcy and its fleet could be grounded within days as its financial crisis nears a tipping point.
Air France 747 freighter. Photo courtesy Air France-KLM.
18 Sep 2013
French airline Air France and Dutch airline KLM merged in 2004. Source: Capital Photos.
12 Sep 2013
Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
Lufthansa’s main European competitors, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo, also posted freight declines.
12 Sep 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported traffic declined 1.3 percent year-over-year in August, as it prepares to take delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in October, followed by a second aircraft in November.
10 Jul 2013
Lufthansa Cargo unveiled plans to boost its freighter network later in the year as the decline in its freight traffic fla
tails of KLM, Air France aircraft
03 May 2013
Air France-KLM significantly narrowed its cargo loss in the first quarter as it reduced freighter operations, but it fail
Etihad freighter.
02 Apr 2013
The latest IATA cargo figures again show the Middle East is the only region posting significant year-on-year traffic growth in a flat lining global market.