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Delta adds Dusseldorf to CEIV network

ATLANTA: December 13, 2017. As Delta Air Lines announces an order for 100 Airbus A321neo, its Cargo division says it now has seven CEIV-approved facilities in Europe with the recent addition of Dusseldorf to its network.DL 321neo

Operated in conjunction with joint-venture partners Air France KLM, they are Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris-CDG and Rome all linked to its CEIV-certified hub in Atlanta.

Offering four tailored Pharma options, with a variety of containers and coolers, the airline also uses temperature- controlled carts for its ramp operation between aircraft and warehouse at Frankfurt.

"Delta has made significant investments in Pharma facilities across its global network, so as to ensure that we are compliant with the highest industry standards," said Shawn Cole, Delta's vice president – Cargo. "Our priority boarding and quick connection times minimize exposure to outside temperatures ensuring the integrity of the product – vital for transporting medicine to patients."

On December 07 Delta's joint-venture partner KLM launched a global package delivery service for its BlueBiz loyalty program customers.

Designed particularly for SMEs, the airline says all members of the program provided by Air France KLM will now be able to ship packages up to 30 kgs for delivery door-to-door within "three to five business days". Customers will receive 'Blue Credits' towards a ticket.

"This service reaffirms our cargo strategy to invest in digitization, infrastructure and strategic cooperation in order to maximize our contribution to the Air France KLM Group," commented EVP Cargo Marcel de Nooijer.

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