Press releases 2021

SkyTeam Cargo welcomes ITA Airways into global Cargo alliance

SkyTeam Cargo, the global cargo alliance, has welcomed Italy’s new national carrier, ITA Airways, as a new cargo member. In joining the world’s largest air cargo alliance, ITA Airways will ensure continuity for multilateral cargo shipments between Italy and the rest of the world through SkyTeam Cargo’s industry-leading product portfolio.


Korean Air New ICN Cool Cargo Center

Korean Air has begun to operate its Cool Cargo Center (CCC) at Incheon International Airport to improve services in the cold chain sector. The company is the first airline to operate a terminal exclusively dedicated to the trans-shipment of temperature-sensitive cargo at an airport. CCC operations are in response to the rapid growth of the cold chain market, which includes the transportation of pharmaceuticals such as vaccines as well as fresh goods like salmon, cherries, and lobsters.

SEOUL, November 2021

SkyTeam Cargo Appoints Teddy Zebitz as Chair of Cargo Executive Board

SkyTeam Cargo, the airline cargo alliance, has announced Teddy Zebitz, Chief Executive Officer of Saudia Cargo, as the new chairperson of its Cargo Executive Board. The appointment was endorsed at a recent meeting of the SkyTeam Cargo Executive Board, which is composed of the cargo executives of all 12 members and oversees SkyTeam Cargo’s global strategy.

AMSTERDAM, 4 November 2021

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo introduces HERE TO CONNECT

It hardly needs to be repeated that the pandemic has wreaked waves of disruption across the world.


A new Aerolineas Argentinas flight departs today for Moscow

Aerolineas Argentinas confirmed a new departure to Moscow in search of more doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.

BUENOS AIRES, 22 August 2021

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo welcomes five Chinese partners to its SAF Programme

AWOT, CTS, Jobmate, Sinotrans and SuperTrans have joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme (SAF Programme) of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), offering greener cargo services on routes connecting China with Europe and South America.

SCHIPHOL, 13 July 2021

From one DC-3 to a fleet of over 800 aircraft, Delta celebrates 75 years of leading the cargo industry

Seventy-five years ago, Delta made its official but humble entry into the cargo business: 200 pounds of freshly picked mushrooms loaded aboard a DC-3 destined for Atlanta, making farm-to-table a possibility decades before it became a culinary hashtag.

ATLANTA, 18 August 2021

Landed in Trinidad and Tobago the Alitalia cargo flight with Covid-19 vaccines

The Alitalia Cargo Boeing 777 loaded with Covid-19 vaccines landed yesterday in Port of Spain Piarco International Airport.

ROME, 15 July 2021

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo opens 24/7 Service Centre dedicated to Covid-19 vaccines

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the world has been eagerly awaiting vaccines to defeat the virus. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) understands how important it is to keep vital supply chains running smoothly. To deliver the best possible service for these essential shipments, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has set up a customer COVID Service Centre dedicated to managing all Covid-19 vaccine shipments. After a successful trial period in a few selected countries, this new 24/7 service is available worldwide from today.

SCHIPHOL, 18 March 2021.

SkyTeam Cargo Launches V EXCELLENCE, a Dedicated Program to Safely Transport COVID-19 Vaccines Worldwide

SkyTeam Cargo, the global airline cargo alliance, has launched V EXCELLENCE, a dedicated program for shipping COVID-19 vaccines. Harnessing years of combined experience in shipping pharmaceuticals, the cargo alliance’s 12 members are driving service excellence to ensure the safe delivery of vital supplies as vaccination programs roll out worldwide.

AMSTERDAM, 18 March 2021