The signing of the MoU is especially significant, as it complements the positive developments that have been evolving on the passenger side of the business via the ongoing codeshare agreements between the partner carriers. Since the beginning of the codeshare agreements on the passenger side, the combined cargo handled by the partners has more than tripled during the period and continues to evolve.
Under the scope of the MoU that seeks to deepen the cooperation between the partners, both parties will endeavour to link and leverage their respective route networks in order to enable them 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, aside from individual clients.
Marcel de Nooijer, EVP Air France KLM Cargo said, “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!”
Jet Airways Cargo and Air France KLM Cargo will also collaborate to optimise and expand volumes from emerging Indian markets such as Bengaluru and Chennai where intercontinental connectivity by direct services has recently been enabled.