In March 2021, CMA CGM Group created a new division dedicated to air freight: CMA CGM AIR CARGO. With four Airbus A330-200F cargo aircraft, a payload capacity of 60 tons and a range of nearly 7,500 kilometers, this new division offers the Group's customers a complement to our maritime transport and logistics services.

The CMA CGM Group announced the purchase of two new Boeing 777 Freighters with a maximum payload of 102 tonnes to grow the Group?s air freight division.

The Group continues to develop its freight business for the years ahead and has ordered 4 Airbus A350F. CMA CGM will be launch airline for this new aircraft. With a carrying capacity of more than 100 tons and an operating range of some 9,000 kilometers, the A350F will enable CMA CGM AIR CARGO to reinforce its long-haul offer, to better meet the needs of its customers and their markets.

With its state-of-the-art technologies and, in particular, optimized fuel consumption the A350F will, upon delivery, offer the best environmental performances in the airfreight sector both in terms of noise and CO2 emissions.

Creation of a French freight airline
The Group has decided to make CMA CGM AIR CARGO a French freight airline. In this regard, CMA CGM AIR CARGO has filed an application for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) with the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC - Direction générale de l?aviation civile). In addition, the new aircrafts that will join the Group's fleet in spring 2022 will be registered in France and will be based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

The creation of a French freight airline also requires the initial recruitment of around fifty pilots who will join the CMA CGM Group during the coming weeks, and the implementation of a structure dedicated to the Group's airfreight operations.