June 16, 2020: Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is launching KICKCHARTER, a new collaborative platform for charter flights.

Global cargo capacity has changed substantially in recent months. Although capacity is growing, it is still scarce and not all destinations are served in our scheduled network. Gaps in the network are filled by operating charter services, but not all shipments justify a full-freighter solution.

GertJan Roelands, senior vice president of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo stated, “KICKCHARTER reflects our ambition to keep extending our service range based on customer needs, offering next-level technology in combination with the expertise and insight of our teams, who help us make the difference worldwide. We have resolved this by developing a collaborative platform, where customers can jointly participate in charter solutions to destinations we currently do not serve. Once we have sufficient cargo to such a destination, we operate the charter. We call this shared charter solution KICKCHARTER.”

This solution is unique in the industry and a new step in AFKLM Cargo’s digital transformation. The team has developed this solution in a relatively short space of time, in response to actual customer needs in these unprecedented times.

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