​The CMA CGM Group has launched a division dedicated to transporting airfreight as part of its strategic growth in logistics: CMA CGM AIR CARGO.

The CMA CGM Group chose to begin its operations at Liege airport, starting with a flight to Chicago on March 13. CMA CGM AIR CARGO's first Airbus A330-200F will begin regular commercial operations from Liege to Chicago, with a second Airbus A330-200F entering into service on March 18, also serving the US.

CMA CGM is drawing on the expertise of Air Belgium to operate the planes in its cargo fleet. A multi-modal 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 the airport, has been 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."