Showing posts with label Cargolux. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cargolux. Show all posts

16 June, 2023

Neste enables Cargolux to become the first airline to use sustainable aviation fuel at Luxembourg Airport

Cargolux became the first airline to uplift sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Luxembourg Airport with the use of the fuel on a celebratory cargo flight. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ was supplied to the airport’s fuel storage using NATO’s Central European Pipeline System (CEPS) in cooperation with World Fuel Services and supported by Luxembourg Airport.

Cargolux used Neste’s SAF to operate a celebratory cargo flight from Luxembourg to Zhengzhou, the airline’s biggest hub in mainland China, marking the upcoming 10-year anniversary since Cargolux first started operating services to Zhengzhou in 2014. 

The cooperation between the four companies highlights the importance of strong partnerships contributing to the aviation industry’s net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Sustainable aviation fuel is a key lever to meeting this target, and using existing fuel infrastructure will accelerate the availability of SAF at airports across the globe.

“This initiative marks a first for all involved, and I am proud of the smooth process we witnessed throughout from delivery to uplift. This is a milestone in Cargolux’s sustainable engagement and a significant step in our ambitious carbon reduction roadmap. We look forward to continuing this journey in collaboration with lux-Airport, World Fuel Services and Neste, with whom we share a common vision for a sustainable industry,” states Richard Forson, Cargolux President & CEO. 

“We are excited to supply our Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for this celebratory Cargolux cargo flight from Luxembourg Airport in cooperation with World Fuel Services. It is a great example of collaboration with partners across aviation’s value chain to make SAF available. It builds on earlier deliveries of Neste’s SAF to Cargolux at Amsterdam Airport and previous deliveries of SAF to airports via the CEPS pipeline system. It also highlights the importance of joint efforts in making more sustainable fuel options available at airports,” says Alexander Kueper, Vice President EMEA from the Renewable Aviation business unit at Neste.

13 October, 2022

Cargolux has finalized an order of 10 777-8 Freighters with Boeing

 Cargolux selects the 777-8 Freighter to replace

 747-400 Freighter fleet.

Cargolux has finalized an order of 10 777-8 Freighters with plane maker Boeing, plus has options for six additional aeroplanes. The deal was inked on Wednesday 12 October at the cargo airline's headquarters in Luxembourg. The selection of Boeing's newest freighter was previously announced at this year's Farnborough International Airshow as Cargolux's preferred choice as the replacement for its 747-400 Freighter fleet.

The order was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

Cargolux's choice of the 777-8 Freighter underlines its commitment to establishing long-term sustainability. Europe's number one all-cargo airline has a long-standing engagement towards sound operations and the 777-8 Freighter offers reduced emissions, noise, as well as the lowest fuel use and operating costs per tonne of any large freighter.

"The agreement we signed today will consolidate Cargolux's position as a global leader of air freight services. Replacing our aging fleet of 747-400 Freighters with the latest technology and fuel-efficient 777-8 Freighter model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to offer our customers the tailored service they expect," said Richard Forson, Cargolux President & CEO.

Photo Boeing
Cargolux has finalized an order of 10 777-8 Freighters with plane maker Boeing, plus has options for six additional aeroplanes.  Photo Boeing

21 July, 2022

Cargolux woos Boeing with possible order for 777F aircraft

The future of Cargolux fleet?
The boss of European cargo airline Cargolux was actively wooing planemaker Boeing with a possible order for 777-8 Cargo jets, by issuing a statement saying      "With the 777-8 Freighter being the preferred solution to replace our 747-400s, Cargolux is looking forward to continuing its ongoing relationship with Boeing," 

Boeing had hoped another order could be chalked up at the Farnborough International Airshow, however, the discount on offer was not enough to tempt Cargolux from signing on the dotted line. 

It would have been a major shift had Cargolux been in a position to switch allegiance away from the US planemaker as it has been a long-term operator of jets from the manufacturer and is currently the largest operator of Boeing widebody freighters in Europe.  The firm has a total fleet of 30 747-400 and 747-8 Freighters. 

Cargolux’s high-quality scheduled and charter air freight services across the globe use an all-747 freighter fleet and a solid network of trucking contractors to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its network, covering more than 90 destinations. The Boeing 747 was designed as a freighter from the get-go. Flexibility in loading and operational efficiency are its key components. With a large side-cargo door and a unique nose door, Cargolux’s freighters can be loaded quickly and easily and accommodate heavy, outsized loads as well as temperature-sensitive freight that requires special care and sensitive treatment.

Cargolux’s high-quality scheduled and charter air freight services across the globe use an all-747 freighter fleet and a solid network of trucking contractors to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its network, covering more than 90 destinations.

26 August, 2020

Cargolux masks a Boeing 747 freighter and performs a medical relief flight to Lebanon.

Cargolux Airlines International, recently opened the doors of a specially painted Boeing 747 cargo jet featuring a mask on its nose, promoting safer travels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.   

The airline is Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters,  operating scheduled and charter flights to more than 90 global destinations, said the new paint job on its iconic nose-door of aircraft LX-VCF reflects the airline’s commitment to the fight against COVID-19.  The aircraft also features the strapline Not without my mask in bright bold letters along the side under the Cargolux name. 

Over last weekend, Cargolux provided Free of Charge transport for medical relief material destined to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon, following the explosion that devasted the city earlier this month. The shipment, organized in cooperation with Fedex, was flown from Memphis to Luxembourg on Sunday 23rd August and boarded a Cargolux freighter bound for the Middle East on Monday 24th August. The flight carried a total of 62 tons of emergency supplies to the Lebanese capital.

As Richard Forson, President & CEO, highlights: “It was important for Cargolux to support this relief shipment and assist the people of Beirut in the aftermath of this terrible explosion. As a recognized leader in the transport of medical and pharmaceutical goods, we are proud to leverage this expertise to help those affected by this tragedy”.

The company is committed to playing its part in providing solutions for swift and seamless medical and relief transport. 

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29 July, 2019

Cargolux Italia launches new service to Incheon

Cargolux Italia launches new service to Incheon

Cargolux Italia, a subsidiary of the Cargolux Airlines, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new routing between Milan-Malpensa in Italy, and Incheon in South Korea, where the country’s primary international airport is located.

The new frequency, which debuted on July 16th, 2019, includes two weekly connections between Milan and Incheon departing the Italian city on Tuesday and Sunday. The service, routed Malpensa-Incheon-Zhengzhou-Malpensa, will offer customers broader service offerings in the Far Eastern market. The main commodities that will be carried on this route include fashion items, machineries, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, and perishable.

10 May, 2019

How do beluga whales get to Iceland?...........They fly of course!

Cargolux and SEALIFE Trust have set the date for the beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, to embark on their epic journey from China to Iceland on June 19th. The initial travel date in April had been cancelled because of bad weather in Iceland.

Both parties have been working closely with the expert project team to find a suitable date to safely relocate the whales to their new open water sanctuary home on the Island of Heimaey. 

The 6,000-miles journey will take around 30 hours to complete - from the time Little Grey and Little White leave Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai and arrive at the sanctuary on Heimaey Island, Iceland.

The Cargolux 747 ready to transport the whales.                Photo Cargolux