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.