Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Air France-KLM Cargo suspends Guangzhou service

Air France-KLM Cargo has suspended its twice-weekly B747-400 freighter service between Paris and Guangzhou, in southern China, with immediate effect.

“Business is not good enough presently to maintain the flights so we’ve suspended them awaiting better days,” an Air France Cargo spokesman told IFW.

He underlined that the move had no bearing whatsoever on AF-KLM Cargo’s joint-venture with China Southern. “The JV is a long term strategic issue for us and for China Southern and one that has nothing to do with the current worldwide economic situation affecting the (air cargo) trade.”