DFW and Groupe ADP target enhanced trade

PARIS: October 30, 2018. DFW International Airport has joined with Groupe ADP – Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) to develop air cargo strategies to enhance trade between Texas and the French capital.

An agreement signed by the airports brings two global cargo hubs together to expand growth opportunities in several key industries including pharmaceuticals, perishables, luxury goods and other time-sensitive, high-value products.

The DFW-CDG agreement comes just months after DFW led a trade mission to Europe, further strengthening the trans-Atlantic relationship that is a critical component of the US$6 billion in annual trade between Texas and France.

In September, Air France announced its return to DFW with seasonal service starting in Spring 2019, providing a second non-stop flight between DFW and CDG. In 2017, DFW enhanced its cargo capabilities with a significant investment in a cold chain facility, opening the airport to handle temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, a critical component in the distribution of medicines.

The cold chain facility also enables the transfer of other temperature-sensitive goods, including food and flowers.

(Pictured right to left: John Ackerman, DFW’s executive vice president of Global Strategy and Development signing the agreement with his French counterpart Marc Houalla, executive director Paris CDG Airport, Groupe ADP at the recent TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Toronto.)