KLM has launched a small package delivery service called Shipping Blue, allowing BlueBiz loyalty programme members to ship packages around the world.
The service has been developed specially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and members are able to ship packages of up to 30 kilogrammes around the world.
The packages can be delivered door-to-door within three to five working days, and for each shipment, customers will receive Blue Credits, which they can exchange when booking a ticket.
Shipping Blue is facilitated and supported by KLM’s international network, and once the booking is made, the package is collected by the courier, then the shipment is flown by Air France or KLM to the closest airport, where it is picked up by a courier and delivered to the addressee.
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo executive vice president, Marcel de Nooijer says: “This service once again shows that we are investing in our future with new products and that we respond swiftly to opportunities in the market. It also reaffirms our cargo strategy to invest in digitisation, infrastructure and strategic cooperation in order to maximise our contribution to the Air France KLM Group.”
Air France KLM Cargo vice president area Europe, Gert Jan Roelands adds: “The business of small packages, which is mainly driven by sales via the internet, is growing strongly. We see an average increase of 20 per cent worldwide when it comes to cross border E-commerce. With this innovation we are responding to that development.”
The service was launched today (Thursday 7 December 2017), and made available to as many as 29,000 BlueBiz customers in the Netherlands, and will be extended to all BlueBiz customers of Air France KLM.