CMA CGM invests in air freight subsidiary
French shipping line CMA CGM is continuing to develop its air freight division. After extending the route network to three continents, the company has focused on investments in the aircraft fleet. In the coming years, CMA CGM Air Cargo will add four Airbus freighters of the newest generation.
CMA CGM intends to order four Airbus A350F freighters for its air freight subsidiary. The aircraft of the newest generation to be put into service in 2025 will speed up the further development of CMA CGM Air Cargo. “Equipped with the latest technologies and in particular with optimised fuel consumption, the A350F will be, upon delivery, the cargo aircraft with the best environmental performance in the sector, particularly in terms of CO2 emissions. With a carrying capacity of more than 100 metric tonnes and a range of nearly 9,000 kilometres, the A350F will enable us to strengthen our long-haul offer,” the French shipping line stated.
Currently, CMA CGM Air Cargo operates four Airbus A330-200F freighters. In spring 2022, they will be supported by two Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. They connect three continents, Europe, North America and Asia. For the winter aviation season (November 2021 – March 2022), the freight airline will serve three routes departing from its base in Liege, Belgium: to Chicago (five weekly flights), Atlanta (two weekly flights) and Hong Kong (three weekly flights).