services between Singapore and Shanghai from 26 June 2012.
“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
Source: Singapore Airlines