Delta Cargo and the cargo division of its joint venture partner, Air France/KLM, have co-located cargo warehouse facilities in Seattle, a move that will allow more space for cargo capacity and make shipping easier and more convenient for the airlines’ shared customers.
Delta Cargo’s Seattle warehouse has hosted Virgin Atlantic since March 26, 2017. In the last year, this ‘One-Roof’ partnership has handled over 1.2 million pounds of cargo with a daily 787 flight. This initiative is beneficial not only for the increased cargo tonnage capacity, but also to help deliver a coordinated cargo operation among Delta’s partners and to add employment opportunities at the station.
Other stations to which Delta has expanded this “One-Roof” warehousing initiative include: Atlanta (with Air France/KLM and Virgin Atlantic); Boston (with Air France, Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia); Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Detroit (seasonally with KLM); and New York’s John F. Kennedy International, Washington-Dulles, Miami and Orlando (with Virgin Atlantic).
The airline expects monthly volumes of more than 400,000 pounds of highly-valuable cargo to be flown on Delta and newly launched Air France flights between Seattle and Paris.