“We have anticipated a greater partnership with China Cargo Airlines since we signed the joint venture agreement in 2010. The new joint service agreement provides more flexibility and better services to customers as it provides more choices of flights for air cargo shipments between Singapore and China,” said Singapore Airlines Cargo’s President, Mr Tan Kai Ping.
China Cargo Airlines’ President, Mr Zhu Yimin, added: “The joint freighter services will enable the two airlines to tap into each other’s network through our hubs at Shanghai and Singapore. There will be more direct access to destinations in domestic China on China Cargo’s network whilst we will be able to tap on Singapore Airlines Cargo’s network in the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Latin America, thereby providing a more comprehensive and extensive network for customers of both airlines.”
The joint freighter services are part of wide-ranging initiatives between the two airlines. These include enhanced system integration and more integrated ground handling at the carriers’ respective hubs at Pudong International Airport, Shanghai and Singapore Changi Airport to improve transshipment times.
SIA Cargo owns a 16% equity interest in Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines Co Ltd.
Details of the joint freighter services can be found below.