Post Tagged with: "Cargolux"

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

April 8, 2016 at 10:38 am 13 comments

It’s Friday, right? The day we usually try to lighten things up. Maybe post some videos, or find a bit of humor somewhere in the air freight world, or dream up a quiz. Today, we’ll combine most of the above. Not humor (unless you count the photo at right), but aRead More

Cargolux’s dual-hub strategy pays off

Cargolux’s dual-hub strategy pays off

March 24, 2016 at 9:51 am 1 comment

If Cargolux’s 2015 full-year results are a reliable indicator, the carrier’s much-debated dual hub strategy has paid off handsomely. In a year in which the cargo arms of many airlines struggled, Cargolux posted record volume and sharply increased profit, and continued to add freighters to its fleet. Cargolux is not publiclyRead More

Cargolux looks back at 2015 and ahead to 2017

Cargolux looks back at 2015 and ahead to 2017

January 20, 2016 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux spent much of 2015 locked in battle with one of its unions, but emerged from the year not only with labor peace finally achieved, but also reporting significant operational gains. Cargolux said cargo volume in 2015 was up 7.4% (well above the industry average) to 890,000Read More

Cargolux China is about to take off

Cargolux China is about to take off

January 14, 2016 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Early next week – Tuesday, 19 January – the Cargolux Board of Directors will meet, with the final details of the Cargolux China joint venture airline dominating the agenda. In advance of the meeting, Cargolux is staying quiet on details, but a report in the daily Luxemburger Wort quotes FrançoisRead More

At Cargolux, the battle never ends…

At Cargolux, the battle never ends…

December 10, 2015 at 8:39 am 0 comments

…or: “When is an agreement not an agreement?” Conflicting news and views out of Luxembourg this month. The existing Collective Work Agreement (CWA) between Cargolux and its pilots and ground crew expired at midnight on December 1. Negotiations continued, apparently, throughout the last day of November and into the night.Read More

Cargolux appears headed for a strike

Cargolux appears headed for a strike

November 24, 2015 at 10:59 am 0 comments

After more than a year of negotiations, pilots for all-cargo carrier Cargolux appear to be headed toward a strike after the Collective Work Agreement (CWA) expires at midnight on Monday, 30 November, according to the unions representing the pilots. Statements released today from the LCBG union and the Luxembourg pilotsRead More

Have Europe’s “Big Three” become the “Little Three”?

Have Europe’s “Big Three” become the “Little Three”?

November 5, 2015 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Yesterday, IATA published its summary of worldwide airfreight demand growth in September. That growth was minimal, with cargo traffic up just 1.0% year-over-year, very much in line with underlying growth since the beginning of the 2015. If there was anything in the report to generate optimism for the rest ofRead More

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

Happy 10th birthday 747-8F

November 3, 2015 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first inRead More