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Archives 2015

Luxembourg, 16 June 2015
Cargolux flies major art shipment

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has shipped around 190 tons of artworks from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to Basle, Switzerland for Dietl International a division Rock It Cargo LLC, New York with the coordination of Hasenkamp Luxembourg, both specialized in the transport of artworks. Spread over six flights, the precious cargo was destined for the Art Basel 2015 Expo, that stages the world's premier modern and contemporary art show from 18 to 21 June 2015. With contributions from the world’s leading galleries, the annual exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, videos and more.

Luxembourg, 16 June 2015
Cargolux strengthens Flight-Safety

Cargolux Airlines announces that Mathias Pak, Head of Flight Safety, was appointed “Group Aviation Safety Officer”, with the new responsibility to oversee safety of both airlines, Cargolux Airlines International in Luxembourg and Cargolux Italia in Milan.

Luxembourg, 15 June 2015
Cargolux Italia inaugurates Zhengzhou flights

Cargolux Italia has started a weekly 747 freighter service from Milan Malpensa to Zhengzhou, the Chinese hub of Cargolux Airlines. The first flight left Milan on 13 June; the schedule calls for flights every Saturday on the routing Malpensa – Novosibirsk – Zhengzhou – Novosibirsk – Malpensa.

Luxembourg, 05 May 2015
Cargolux pushes global consistency with new product portfolio

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. launched a range of new products at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich today that continue to build on the company’s existing core competency and leverage on the evolution of its global presence.

Luxembourg, 05 May 2015
Cargolux successfully launched Trans-Pacific services between Zhengzhou and Chicago

Cargolux Airlines has begun a twice-weekly Trans-Pacific service between the two cities in April, operated by the airlines advanced 747-8 freighters. At the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Cargolux today announced that loads on the first couple of flights have been better than anticipated.

Luxembourg, 29 April 2015
Cargolux ends 2014 on a positive note

In today’s annual general meeting, the shareholders of Cargolux Airlines International S.A. approved the audited financial statements for the financial year ended December 31, 2014.

Luxembourg, 28 April 2015
Cargolux temporarily bans lithium ion battery shipments

Cargolux Airlines has decided to temporarily impose a ban on the transport of lithium ion battery (UN3480) shipments starting on 1 May 2015. The decision comes after reviewing new information released by the FAA, Boeing and ICAO regarding the effectiveness of the on-board fire extinguishing systems in case of lithium ion battery fires and the temperatures that such fires can develop.

Luxembourg, 19 March 2015
Cargolux celebrates 10 years of healthcare flights to Indianapolis

Looking back on 10 years of air cargo services with healthcare shipments between Luxembourg and Indianapolis in cooperation with DB Schenker, the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider, Cargolux operated its first full charter flight carrying a critical and valuable cargo of pharmaceuticals to the United States in March. The flight represents the first full 747 load of pharma products that the Luxembourg airline carries on this route.

Luxembourg, 10 March 2015
Cargolux completes cooperation agreement with Oman Air

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has completed a cooperation agreement with Oman Air that creates new opportunities for the Luxembourg-based carrier in sea-air freight transport from Oman’s modern port facilities and, at the same time, benefits the economy of the Sultanate of Oman. Cargolux freighters will use Oman Air’s facilities in Muscat.

Luxembourg, 06 March 2015
Cargolux receives its 30th new Boeing freighter since 1979

Cargolux today took delivery of its 12th Boeing 747-8 freighter out of an order of 14. The Cargolux fleet now numbers 23 aircraft, 12 747-8F and 11 747-400F. The new aircraft, LX-VCL, arrived in Luxembourg with a full load of freight from Seattle to a welcoming ceremony with invited guests, Cargolux staff and media representatives.