CMA CGM Air Cargo has received its first two Boeing 777 Freighters.
At a ceremony held in Everett, Washington, US, the company took delivery of its second 777 after the reception of its first on 31 May.
These two aircraft are from the order CMA CGM placed last year. This was the company’s first direct aircraft order since launching its air cargo division in February 2021.
CMA CGM Air Cargo also officially disclosed an order for two additional Boeing 777 Freighters. When delivered, the new planes will complete a fleet of at least 12 Boeing and Airbus aircraft by 2026. This additional order means that the CMA CGM Group will have a total of four Boeing 777 Freighters in its fleet.
The company said the just-delivered freighter aircraft would be deployed across its freight network in Europe, North America and Asia.
Boeing 777 Freighters can carry a maximum payload of 107 tonnes. The aircraft have a range of 9200 kilometres.
The CMA CGM Air Cargo fleet currently consists of six aircraft. By 2026, the company’s fleet will have expanded to 12, including the 4 B777 Freighters.
CMA CGM Air Cargo CEO Olivier Casanova said the reception of our first two Boeing 777 Freighters, and this new order of two additional aircraft represents a milestone in the company’s fleet expansion. “With four Boeing 777 Freighters by 2024, complementing our existing fleet of 4 aircraft, CMA CGM Air Cargo will enlarge its network, linking Europe, Asia and America and provide a tailor-made range of transportation and logistics solutions to our clients, thanks to a modern, technically and environmentally efficient