Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has been awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in both Paris and Amsterdam.
The certification covers hub operations at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Air France and KLM airline processes. It is the first airline group to gain the recognition at two different hubs at the same time.
AFKLMP Cargo executive vice president, Bram Graber says: “Pharma is a top priority for our airline group. In an increasingly demanding environment for – time and temperature sensitive – shipments, this certification reconfirms our commitment to offering the highest possible quality standards in support of our customers’ business activities.”
AFKLMP Cargo product market group director for pharmaceutical logistics, Renate de Walle says: “The IATA CEIV pharma programme surpasses the good distribution practice guidelines by adding explicit air transport requirements, aiming for high-end transportation in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.”
IATA head of cargo, Glyn Hughes says: “After successfully undergoing a rigorous assessment against national and international standards, we are delighted to recognise Air France Cargo and its Charles de Gaulle station as well as KLM Cargo and its Amsterdam station as CEIV pharma certified.”