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Cargolux adds Hong Kong flights to Rickenbacker

By Staff Reports on May 20, 2014

Cargolux Airlines International will add weekly Friday flights to its Monday and Wednesday schedule from Hong Kong to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

The Luxembourg-based carrier’s first Friday flight from Hong Kong will arrive at Rickenbacker, a cargo-dedicated airport, on May 23. 

“Our clients have positively responded to the unparalleled speed-to-market capability offered by flying into Rickenbacker,” said Piergiorgio Curci, vice president of the Americas for Cargolux. “When we save our clients time, we save them money and help them be more successful in the competitive global marketplace.”

Columbus is one of the major fashion and apparel markets in the world and home to a number of large international fashion companies. The direct Cargolux flight from Hong Kong offers shippers of fashion goods and other commodities connections from Asia to the U.S. market. Utilizing its fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighters, Cargolux can offer additional capacity in line with growing demand.

“We’re thrilled that Cargolux has been successful by taking advantage of the supply chain efficiencies and the geographic advantages of Rickenbacker,” said Elaine Roberts, president and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates the airport. “We appreciate their further investment in our market and look forward to our continued partnership.”