AlitaIia Cargo Enhances SkyTeam`s Global Route Network, Becoming The Largest Global Air Freight Netw

SkyTeam Cargo, the global airline cargo alliance committed to providing customers with the most enhanced benefits, today at its executive board meeting in Prague welcomed its newest member, Alitalia Cargo, as an official member. The SkyTeam Cargo alliance was founded by Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, CSA Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Air Logistics and Korean Air Cargo.

With Alitalia Cargo, which has a fleet of two Boeing 747-200 freighters and one Boeing 747-400 freighter, SkyTeam Cargo will offer the largest global network out of Europe.

“By joining SkyTeam Cargo, Alitalia is proceeding in its development strategy aimed at creating a broader offer to its clients by enhancing the network geographical coverage and its product portfolio,” said Massimo Panagia, Alitalia`s Cargo and Logistic Managing Director.

Alitalia`s dual hub airport operations at Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino will further enhance one of the most efficient hub systems in the world. With the addition of Alitalia, customers will have access to 869 additional daily flights to 21 new destinations in six additional countries served by Alitalia`s fleet of 166 modern aircraft.

Alitalia Cargo operates from its main hubs in Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino to more than 100 destinations worldwide, 40 of which have palletized cargo-handling capacity. The Cargo and Logistic division employs 750 people with more than 120 offices throughout the world. Alitalia Cargo operates in traditional business segments, such as general cargo and mail, as well as innovative segments to meet the customers` diverse transportation needs.

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SkyTeam Cargo is the first global airline cargo alliance created around the customer, partnering Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air. Through one of the world`s most extensive hub networks, SkyTeam Cargo offers its customers a worldwide system of 7,091 daily flights covering all the major destinations, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, where nearly 80 percent of the world`s traffic flies, while still providing a consistent standard of performance, quality and detailed attention to service. In 2000, SkyTeam Cargo partners carried [more than 15 billion freight ton kilometers] throughout the world. For more information, please go to www.skyteamcargo.com

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