The CMA CGM Group has launched a division dedicated to transporting air freight as part of its strategic growth in logistics: CMA CGM AIR CARGO. The CMA CGM Group has chosen to begin its operations at Liege Airport, starting with a flight to Chicago on 13 March.
CMA CGM AIR CARGO's first Airbus A330-200F will begin regular commercial operations from Liege Airport to Chicago. A second Airbus A330-200F will enter into service on 18 March, and it too will serve the United States. CMA CGM is drawing on the expertise of Air Belgium to operate the planes in its cargo fleet.
A multimodal vision of logistics
With its strategic location at the heart of a large populated area, and benefitting from its many intermodal freight options (air, sea, road and rail), Liege Airport is the hub of a high density European and global air network.
Frédéric Jacquet, CEO of Liege Airport, is pleased with the decision by CMA CGM Group:
“We are really proud to be hosting a world-renowned group such as CMA CGM as it develops
its cargo operations. A French family group that draws on the expertise of a Belgian
company such as Air Belgium, works with Sabena Aerospace for its maintenance, and bases
its aircraft at Liege Airport: what we have here is three companies coming together with
the same overall ambition to grow and develop. The selection of Liege Airport shows once
again not only that it has a prominent place in the world of cargo, but also and above all
that it is playing an important role in a multimodal vision of logistics. We are delighted to
welcome CMA CGM to Liège and to be partners in their projects.”