Air France KLM Cargo and Jet Airways Cargo have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation and develop products for specific industries such as e-commerce.
Under the MoU, the airlines say they seek to deepen cooperation and endeavour to link and leverage their route networks to create and offer expanded high-value cargo services, as well as new and innovative products tailored towards the needs of specific industries such as pharmaceuticals, express and e-commerce.
The MoU will enable the partners to offer higher value services that are complementary including those on high frequency routes as well as bringing new and unique destinations into the servicing framework via their respective hubs and gateways, both in India in Mumbai and Delhi; in France at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport; and the Netherlands at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Jet Airways Cargo senior vice president, Pradeep Kumar says: “We share the ambition to jointly explore and exploit the vast opportunities in the air cargo market via mutual synergies in the areas comprising our routes and networks, as well as warehousing amongst others. We also intend to work closely to co-create new and industry-leading products and services for our clients.”
Air France KLM Cargo executive vice president, Marcel de Nooijer says: “This agreement stipulates again the importance of strong partnerships in the air freight market. With the dynamic developments in India, we are excited to offer new opportunities to our customers and strengthen our global network towards the Indian freight market. Together with the Jet Airways, we will work on new possibilities!”
The airlines aim to create an integrated commercial and operational cargo cooperation model between India and Europe, working through several steps that will synergise their respective cargo networks, bringing in efficiencies in warehousing, exchanging capacities and making blocked space arrangements.
Jet and Air France KLM will collaborate to optimise and expand volumes from emerging Indian markets such as Bengaluru and Chennai where intercontinental connectivity by direct services has been recently enabled.