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Luxembourg, 13 February 2017
Cargolux adds flower flights for Valentine’s Day

The run-up to Valentine’s Day is a busy time for Africa’s flower growers and shippers who again call on the proven Cargolux services and expertise to bring their goods to European consumers. Throughout each year, Cargolux carries more than 20,000 tons of flowers from African markets which translates to around four million flowers per flight. This year, the airline experienced such strong demand that it operates a large amount of extra flights in addition to its seven weekly scheduled services. Cargolux delivers the flowers to European markets within 48 hours after they were harvested.

Luxembourg, 17 January 2017
Cargolux’s management system successfully renews GDP certification

Cargolux Airlines has successfully passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) renewal audit, validating its GDP certification and attesting that the company’s management system fulfills the requirements of the EU directive ‘Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ and of WHO guidelines. 

Luxembourg, 04 November 2016
Cargolux fuels consumer taste with Beaujolais Nouveau flights

The yearly Beaujolais Nouveau launch is by far the best known annual event of the French wine industry. As this year’s vintage is made available for tasting worldwide on the third Tuesday in November, Cargolux Airlines will again operate a number of maindeck cargo flights to bring the eagerly anticipated beverage to consumers.

Luxembourg, 28 October 2016
Cargolux Group adds Oslo

The Cargolux Group adds a weekly service on Tuesdays from Oslo to Luxembourg on 1 November 2016 on its flight C85022 from New York. The first flight will carry a load of salmon that is distributed to various Cargolux destinations from the airline’s hub in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg, 14 October 2016
Cargolux appoints new VP Corporate Development & Strategy

Cargolux has appointed Christoph Michael Bannerman as its new VP Corporate Development & Strategy. Mr. Bannerman succeeds Maxim Strauss, who recently took over the position of EVP & CFO.

Luxembourg, 07 October 2016
Cargolux VP Sales

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. is pleased to announce that Mr.Chris Nielen has joined the company as its new Vice President Sales.
Chris Nielen joins us from IAG cargo where he held the position of Regional Commercial Manager Europe. Chris looks back on 16 years of experience in the air freight business which have enabled him to build a solid knowledge base about the air freight market especially in the Sales and Marketing area.

Luxembourg, 06 October 2016
Cargolux and va-Q-tec join forces in specialized container rental deal

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. and va-Q-tec have signed a global rental agreement for the use of va-Q-tec’s advanced passive containers. With this move, Cargolux is able to further strengthen its portfolio and boost its CV Pharma product line that gives customers the most efficient and reliable service for time and temperature-sensitive pharma commodities. The use of va-Q-tec’s thermal containers (va-Q-tainers) enables enhanced cool chain transportation without temperature deviation from production site to consignee, door to door.

Luxembourg, 30 September 2016
Cargolux takes delivery of another 747-8F

Cargolux Airlines, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, has taken delivery of another 747-8 freighter from Boeing. The aircraft was handed over at a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett factory in Seattle. LX-VCN, ‘Spirit of Schengen’, is Cargolux’s 14th 747-8F. The aircraft was originally scheduled to be delivered in 2017, however, Boeing and Cargolux have agreed to advance the delivery to September 2016. Cargolux expects to cover increasing demand for cargo space during the upcoming high season with this aircraft.

Luxembourg, 20 September 2016
Cargolux confirms Claude Zehren as EVP and Nominated Person Flight Operations

The Board of Directors of Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has confirmed the appointment of Claude Zehren as ‘EVP and Nominated Person Flight Operations’. Mr. Zehren took over all duties from his predecessor, Jason Holt, on an interim basis on 1 September.

Luxembourg, 12 September 2016
Cargolux offers preferred direct cool chain services from Europe to Puerto Rico

Cargolux introduces a new direct flight from Luxembourg to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on 2 October. The flight, CV 8387, leaves Luxembourg every Sunday at 22.15h and arrives in San Juan on Mondays at 1.30h (all times local).
Cargolux utilized highly specialized cool chain equipment and the most modern dedicated freighter in the industry, the 747-8F, that is ideally suited for perishable and cool chain shipments with its four independently adjustable climate zones, superior range and speed.