Aerolineas Cargo joined (06-Nov-2013) SkyTeam Cargo Alliance as its 12th member. Aeromexico Cargo CEO and SkyTeam Cargo executive board member Mauricio Nieto said, "Aerolineas Cargo strengthens our presence in the growing Latin American market, particularly in the southern cone of South America... The additional of Aerolineas Cargo will enable us to develop our one roof programme in the southern hemisphere and increase our reach in this region." Aerolineas Argentinas regional director North America, Central America, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador Marcelo W Bottini said, "This is a positive step in our continued development of a professional and efficient cargo operation with global presence. By joining SkyTeam Cargo, Aerolineas will be at the forefront of industry developments that will increase our international competitiveness by enabling us to offer seamless, efficient products and services to our customers." [more - original PR]
Aerolineas Cargo joins SkyTeam Cargo Alliance
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