SAS Cargo, Air China sign air cargo agreement
SAS Cargo has signed a cooperation agreement with Air China to allow the two airlines to share air cargo capacity between Scandinavia and China.
Starting in September, SAS Cargo will take about 100 tons of cargo per week on Air China’s all-freighter service from Beijing and Shanghai to Copenhagen in Denmark. The service, which uses Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft, calls three times a week in Copenhagen. The agreement will also offer Air China the option to buy capacity on board SAS Cargo planes to China.
“The agreement with Air China is the result of a very intensive search to find additional capacity to the most important market for air cargo just now. We have studied various options, however the agreement with Air China meets our demands regarding capacity and frequencies, which are important parameters for us,” said Kenneth Marx, SAS Cargo’s president and chief executive officer.