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Luxembourg, 08 November 2018
Cargolux brings 3000 years of Chinese culture to Luxembourg

In the framework of a cultural exchange agreement between China’s Henan Museum and Luxembourg’s Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art (MNHA), Cargolux has transported invaluable historical artifacts between Zhengzhou and Luxembourg. A total of 3 tonnes comprising 145 cultural artifacts were carefully loaded aboard Cargolux’ flight CV975. They arrived early this morning after a 10 hour flight from the carrier’s China hub in Zhengzhou to its home base in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg, 25 October 2018
Cargolux signs United for Wildlife Pledge

Cargolux has signed the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products, a reflection of the airline’s engagement towards ethical and sustainable business as well as its commitment to animal welfare.

Luxembourg, 11 October 2018
Cargolux receives Quest for Quality Award

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. is proud to have been awarded the Best All-Cargo Airline 2018 distinction by Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality.

This prestigious industry award recognizes the outstanding performance of key players in all fields of logistics, including motor carriers, railroad and intermodal services, airlines, freight forwarders, and contract logistics services.

Luxembourg, 21 August 2018
Cargolux flies horses to Asian Games

Last weekend, Cargolux safely flew high value race horses from Luxembourg to Jakarta, Indonesia, where they participated in the Asian games. The four-legged sports stars will compete in the equestrian part of the Games which are held in Jakarta from August 18th to September 2nd. This competition, based on the Olympic Games format, is held every four years in an Asian or Middle Eastern city and gathers the best athletes from across the region.

Luxembourg, 11 June 2018
Cargolux sponsors Solar Arctic Project

Cargolux is proud to, once again, take part in a pioneering solar-powered transportation project. The company will provide transportation for a prototype solar-powered boat, between Luxembourg and Calgary, Canada, ahead of an Arctic expedition.

Luxembourg, 05 June 2018
Cargolux bans transport of hunting trophies

Cargolux has taken the decision to ban the transport of game hunting trophies on-board their aircraft with immediate effect.
The company joins a growing list of airlines that refuse to carry hunting shipments.

Luxembourg, 03 May 2018
Cargolux takes Corporate Social Responsibility to the next level

Cargolux has once again shown its strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility with a series of initiatives that have gleaned impressive results. True to its “lean and green” philosophy, the airline has proven that through responsible approaches, it can remain a sustainable company for all its stakeholders while upholding its position as Global Cargo Carrier of Choice.

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”.