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Luxembourg, 18 February 2016
Cargolux adopts EASA FTL ahead of mandatory introduction date

On 24 January 24th 2016 Cargolux introduced the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Flight Time Limitations (EASA FTLs), the new flight and duty time limitations adopted by the European Parliament. The introduction was a first for an airline in Luxembourg and took place ahead of the mandated introduction date on 18 February.

Luxembourg, 17 February 2016
Cargolux expands Brazil network with Rio de Janeiro

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. returns to Rio de Janeiro with a full freighter service starting 4 March 2016. Flight CV7645 leaves Luxembourg on Fridays at 12.00h and arrives in Rio de Janeiro at 23.30h (all times GMT). The flight continues to Viracopos before returning to Europe as CV7656. Arrival in Luxembourg is scheduled for Saturdays at 15.30h.

Luxembourg, 20 January 2016
Cargolux gains market share in 2015

Contrary to most European competitors, Cargolux continues on its growth path and has registered a boost in is operational performance during 2015. The carrier flew 114,792 block hours, 8.8% more than in 2014 and surpassing the all-time record the company had achieved in that year. Tons sold grew 7.4% to 889,746 while the average loadfactor remained largely unchanged with 66%, due to the increase in its fleet size.

Luxembourg, 20 January 2016
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. Cargolux’s hub at Luxembourg airport is also GDP certified.

Luxembourg, 20 January 2016
Cargolux BOD approves ‘Cargolux China’ investment

The Cargolux Board of Directors today approved an investment of US$ 77 million for ‘Cargolux China’, a new joint venture Chinese cargo airline based at Zhengzhou, Cargolux’s new hub in China.

Luxembourg, 11 January 2016
Cargolux appoints new Regional Director West and North Europe

Cargolux is pleased to announced that Gerard Ter Bruggen has joined the company as its new Regional Director West and North Europe, covering Benelux, the UK, Scandinavia and Baltic States.