SkyTeam Cargo Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Quick facts about the world’s only global cargo alliance

AMSTERDAM, September 28, 2015 – SkyTeam Cargo, the world’s only global airline cargo alliance, is celebrating 15 years since it was founded in Washington D.C. in 2000.  Launched by four founding members – AeroMexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo – today the alliance comprises 12 airlines from six continents that together offer an expansive network to 175 countries worldwide.

“Today is a very important milestone in the history of our alliance which in 15 years has grown from four to 12 airline members offering over 850 global destinations,” said Eric Hartmann, Vice President SkyTeam Cargo. “Like our passenger operations, SkyTeam Cargo was founded on customer service and our intra-airline cooperation sets us apart by delivering seamless shipments across more than 14,500 flights each day.” 

SkyTeam Cargo by numbers:

12 global members – Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolíneas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France KLM  Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo

13 origin hubs – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Guangzhou, Mexico City, Moscow, Navoiy, Paris,  Prague, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei.

4 aligned products – Equation, express shipping; Cohesion, customized shipping; Variation, unique shipments; Dimension, general freight – aligned alliance-wide

14,572 daily departures – delivering flexibility and choice

6 million annual tons of cargo shipped – including tulips from Amsterdam, lobster from New England and auto parts from Germany

40 shared terminals – combining resources to keep shipments under one roof to deliver more seamless connections

175 destination countries – with a presence across six continents

850 global destinations – from Ushuaia to Alaska and Bamako to Bangkok

3,145 aircraft in SkyTeam’s Cargo fleet, including 83 Wide body Freighters

About SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo is the only global airline cargo alliance, aligning Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolineas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo. Through one of the world's most extensive hub networks, SkyTeam Cargo offers its customers a worldwide system of over 850 destinations in more than 175 countries, while still providing a consistent standard of performance, quality and detailed attention to service.

SkyTeam Cargo partners adopt four common product branding - Equation, Variation, Cohesion, and Dimension.