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Luxembourg, 25 April 2018
Best year in history for Cargolux Group

2017 proved to be an exceptional year for Cargolux Airlines. Net profit after taxes for 2017 totaled US$ 122.3 million (compared to US$ 5.5 million in 2016) whilst FTKs increased by 12.3%. Consequently the load factor of the airline increased to 70.1% for the year. For the first time in its history the Cargolux Group exceeded 1 million chargeable tonnes flown. Its worldwide market share grew to reach 4% and it ranks as the 6th largest airline in respect of international scheduled freight operations.

Luxembourg, 30 March 2018
Cargolux successfully renews GDP certification

Cargolux Airlines successfully passed its GDP Surveillance Audit, validating its GDP certification for another year 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. Cargolux became the world’s first GDP certified airline in January 2014, confirming its compliance with EU GDP/WHO requirements and Cargolux’s dedication to operate a consistent quality management system across the transportation process.

Luxembourg, 28 March 2018
Cargolux adds Narita Tokyo to its network

Today, Cargolux inaugurated a new weekly flight from Luxembourg Airport, to Narita International Airport in Japan in the scope of a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) for code-share cargo flights between Luxembourg and Tokyo. Cargolux’s Boeing 747-8 freighter, registered LX-VCM, was warmly welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival on Wednesday, followed by celebration events at Narita airport. During the ceremony, Richard Forson, Chief Executive Office of Cargolux, emphasized the importance of Japan in Cargolux’s network “Japan has long played an important role in Cargolux’s Far East network and we are looking forward to supporting Japan’s trade lanes to and from Europe”.

Luxembourg, 13 February 2018
Cargolux brings flowers to lovebirds

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, Cargolux pilots are on a special mission to deliver a very particular freight to its destination. Millions of flowers including the traditional seasonal roses are being flown to Europe from Africa and Latin America. In addition to its 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, Quito and Bogota, Cargolux has added over 1,200 tonnes of extra capacity to meet the peak demand ahead of the celebration. 

Luxembourg, 12 February 2018
Cargolux is honoured by Budapest Airport as Best Performing Cargo Airline

Cargolux was awarded the "Best Performing Cargo Airline" prize in 2017 during a ceremony on February 8th 2018 at Budapest Airport.

With this award, Budapest Airport recognizes Cargolux’s contribution to its record-breaking year. “We are honored and proud to receive this award,” says Tony McNichol, Regional Director Central Europe. “It is a great recognition of our efforts to offer the Hungarian air freight community the best possible service.” In 2017, Cargolux transported close to 11,000 tons of cargo from and to Budapest Airport, an increase of +14.5 percent compared to 2016. Europe’s leading all-cargo carrier is the largest provider in the belly and freighter cargo market at Budapest Airport.

Luxembourg, 25 January 2018
Cargolux Maintenance celebrates its 100th C-Check

This week Cargolux celebrates a milestone in the company's history with the completion of the 100th C-Check at its maintenance centre in Luxembourg. Around 10,600 working hours were planned for this C-Check to thoroughly service LX-FCL, a Boeing 747-400 freighter. The maintenance hangar, which can accommodate two Boeing 747 aircraft simultaneously, enables Cargolux to carry out extensive C-Checks as well as smaller A-Checks on its freighters.