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Cargolux marks start of HNCA partnership with new route

By Staff Reports on April 11, 2014

Cargolux Airlines International is inaugurating scheduled service between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, China, marking the beginning of the partnership between the airline and its new shareholder Henan Civil Aviation and Investment Co., Ltd. (HNCA).

After operating a series of charter flights, Cargolux will start scheduled service April 24.

HNCA will own a 35 percent stake in the airline after the closing of the share transaction at the end of April.

Cargolux intends to operate at least four weekly flights to Zhengzhou and will start with a scheduled weekly flight on Thursdays and Saturdays. Both flights will be routed via Baku, Azerbaijan, and arrive at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport the following day.

Cargolux said Zhengzhou is ideally located in central China with daily road feeder services to coastal cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

The implementation of regular air cargo services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou is part of the dual-hub strategy centered on Luxembourg’s Findel Airport and on Zhengzhou’s Xinzheng International Airport. The dual-hub strategy is a major pillar of the commercial cooperation agreement between Cargolux and HNCA.