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 […]

Mining, port activity prompts Cargolux to add stops in Africa

In a bid to increase its presence in the Central African region, Cargolux Airlines will add stops in Douala in Cameroon, and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi will begin on Sept. 15; Douala starts Oct. 3. The two additional cities both add stops to existing flights. Flights to Lubumbashi, […]

Panalpina juices organic perishables business with Certysis license

The fresh avocados that Panalpina ships to Euorpean grocers just got a little greener. The Swiss forwarder’s hub at Luxembourg Airport (LUX) has been officially licensed by bio-certification group Certysis to ship organic fruits and vegetables. Panalpina is now the only licensed 3PL to handle organic produce at LUX. Luxembourg has now been to Panalpina’s […]

Cargolux moves forward with Luxembourg headquarters

Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline Cargolux is moving forward with plans for a headquarters adjacent to its maintenance hangar in Luxembourg the company announced, bringing its employees together in a central location. Including crews and maintenance staff, Cargolux employs about 1,400 people in Luxembourg. The headquarters building will provide space for administrative staff and house the airline’s […]

Carriers flock to Puerto Rico’s pharma exports

Even as mutual funds and other creditors circle Puerto Rico and its besieged economy, looking to claw back some US$70 billion in debt, Cargolux and CAL Cargo Airline are adding flights to the unincorporated U.S. territory to capitalize on strong pharmaceutical exports. For all its dismal financial press, Puerto Rico still has extensive pharmaceutical exports, […]

Cargolux begins training 100 new pilots

Wasting no time following its hard-won negotiations with its labor unions, Cargolux Airlines has taken steps to follow through on one of its promises to hiring 100 new pilots in Luxembourg. On Dec. 17, the all-cargo carrier revealed that it had already chosen 52 candidates who will begin a seven-month training process. According to Cargolux’s […]

Cargolux (finally) reaches deal with unions

Perhaps the third time’s the charm for Cargolux. After seemingly reaching an accord with its labor unions in mid-November, then prematurely announcing a “breakthrough” in its negotiations on Dec. 1, the Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier has apparently reached an agreement with its three main pilot and ground crew labor unions – OGBL, CLSC and LCGB – […]

Cargolux Italia and NCA to begin code-share

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Cargolux Italia S.p.A. have agreed on a partnership to start code-shared cargo flights as of Nov. 4, between Milan Malpensa Airport and Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, and between Milan and Narita International Airport, outside Tokyo. The deal is currently subject to approvals from the European and Japanese aviation authorities. […]

Cargolux, Luxair expand animal care facilities

Luxair, the flag carrier of Luxembourg, has significantly added to the live-animal station at its cargo center at Luxembourg Findel Airport. With the addition of more fixed animal stalls, and nine more collapsible units available, if needed, this brings the total capacity to 50 stalls. Additionally, Luxair plans to provide more space for grooms and […]

Hactl, lux-Airport ink GDP-certified route agreement

MUNICH – Facilities that follow Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification of temperature-sensitive cargo are now becoming common. But two airport operators today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will create the first-ever GDP-certified route. The two operators – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) and lux-Airport – said during a signing ceremony at […]

Cargolux begins another flight to Zhengzhou

Cargolux launched a third scheduled flight to Zhengzhou, China. The airline introduced the first two flights departing from Luxembourg in June. Cargolux will double its Zhengzhou service to six weekly flights by the end of 2014. Zhengzhou is located in central China with daily road feeder services to coastal cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, […]