China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are seeking to launch a JV cargo carrier with Air France KLM, according to KLM Senior VP-Route Network Pieter Elbers. CZ signed a framework agreement with AF KLM in 2008 to launch a cargo JV, but the plan was suspended owing to the steep cargo market downturn in 2009 (ATWOnline, June, 10, 2009). "We are still seeking proper opportunities to launch our cargo JV with China Southern based on the market recovery situation and also are ...

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