Cargolux adds frequency with direct US-Xiamen connection 

Today, Cargolux announced the addition of a third weekly frequency to Xiamen (XMN) it made at the beginning of this month.  The route departs from Luxembourg (LUX) on Monday mornings, and arrives in XMN the following morning. On its return, the flight stops in Los Angeles (LAX) on its way to LUX. According to Cargolux, the additional frequency makes its service the only direct freighter connection between the Xiamen and the […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 8, 2019

Amazon launches Anchorage flights 

Amazon Air will begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) later this week, on June 27. According to a post ANC published on Twitter last week, Amazon Air will operate daily services to the airport utilizing its 767 freighter network.  The e-tailer will operate out of ANC’s Kulis Business Park, south of the airport’s east-west runways, according to the post.  While the move further expands […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 24, 2019

Iran airspace restrictions set to impact major cargo carriers

The current Iran-U.S. military confrontation, which today led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, is set to have major cargo implications for European and Asian carriers. Following the FAA notification, the European Organization for the Safety […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 21, 2019

Cargolux 747 relocates live belugas from China to Iceland

A Cargolux-operated 747 freighter carrying two live beluga whales landed at Iceland’s Reykjavik Keflavik Airport (KEF) on Wednesday after a 6,000-mile flight that began on the other side of the world in China. Ahead of the flight, the belugas were loaded into custom-fit slings within specially-designed containers and were trucked from Changfeng Ocean World to […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 21, 2019

Pilot food transport study reveals greater need for cool-chain transparency

A recent pilot study tracking the quality of temperature-sensitive food on a long-haul flight found that 40% of food transported around the world — via air, ocean and land — requires refrigeration and 20% of food loss is caused by a breakdown in the cool chain, according to officials for food waste tracking app Too Good To Go, which identifies users who can buy leftover food from retailers.  The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 15, 2019

Cargolux’s ‘Mimmo’ Ceci calls for increased digitalization

Last summer, Luxembourgian all-cargo carrier Cargolux made a significant internal move, bringing Domenico “Mimmo” Ceci from senior vice president of commercial planning over to executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he will be in charge of the further digitalization and automation of processes at Cargolux. With more than 30 years of experience at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 7, 2019

Cargolux welcomes first of three incoming 747-400Fs to LUX

Last Friday, a 747-400ERF (35234) previously operated by ASL Airlines Belgium was ferried to Cargolux’s main hub in Luxembourg. Following paint and maintenance, the aircraft will be the first of three incoming freighters the carrier will add to its fleet this year. Shortly after the aircraft’s arrival, Cargolux shared photos of the aircraft on its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2019

Cargolux reports record high net profits in ’18, fleet to expand

In spite of what it called “slower economic growth in the second half of the year,” all-cargo carrier Cargolux reported US$211.2 million after-tax consolidated net profit in 2018, which was a new record for the Luxembourg-based carrier. The higher net profit represented a 73% increase from the previous year’s net income of $122.3 million, even […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 24, 2019

New Cargolux flights underscore BUD, CGO as rising hubs

Luxembourg-based all cargo carrier Cargolux announced plans today to double its weekly service to Budapest (BUD), increasing from three to six connections weekly. The new flights will increase available capacity between Europe and China and support Budapest (BUD) and Zhengzhou (CGO) airports’ aims to become regional hubs.  The original Hong Kong (HKG)-BUD-Luxembourg (LUX) route operated by Cargolux […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 4, 2019

Cargolux leases Thermosafe’s PharmaPort containers

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is bolstering its cold-chain capabilities in a new deal with temperature-controlled packaging company Thermosafe for use its PharmaPort container – an active bulk shipping container with data-collection enablement – across its international network. Cargolux is a prominent international carrier of pharmaceuticals and the first airline ever to obtain its Good Distribution Practice (GPD) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

FAA bumps Vietnam to Category 1 safety rating, direct flights to follow

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Vietnam a “Category 1” safety rating as defined by the regulatory body’s International Safety Assessment (IASA) program. The new rating will enable airlines based in Vietnam to establish direct service to the United States which, will soon boost belly cargo capacity moving out of one of the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 15, 2019

CGO welcomes Zhongzhou Airlines, serves as launching point for new freighter operations

Today, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of a new Chinese cargo carrier, Zhongzhou Airlines Co., Ltd., that will be based out of Zhengzhou Airport (CGO). The airport, which also serves as Cargolux’s China hub, is gaining traction as a freighter hub in the Chinese cargo landscape. Zhongzhou Airlines is a […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 1, 2019

Cargolux 747F makes emergency landing after cockpit fire

A Cargolux 747-8F was en route from Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) to Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) in China yesterday, when the plane was forced to return to KUL after the crew reported fire and smoke in the cockpit. According to a statement from Cargolux, the aircraft landed safely and the crew was able to leave […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2019

Cargolux launches HKG-MEX route, as JV with HNCA may be on pause

This week, Luxembourg-based Cargolux added another trans-Pacific flight to its portfolio, connecting Hong Kong (HKG) to Mexico City (MEX) on a twice-weekly route that will stop once per week in Guadalajara (GDL). The inaugural flight departed from HKG on Dec. 10 carrying 120 tonnes of cargo on one of its 747 freighters. Kevin Shek, vice […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 14, 2018
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