Cargolux China? Not so fast…

Last week we reported that Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich, in discussing the potential launch of a joint-venture all-cargo airline in China with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA, which owns 35% of Cargolux), had said the decision to launch the carrier had been made – that the question was not “if” but “when” […]
  • David Harris
  • November 7, 2014

Cargolux close to launching “Cargolux China” jv

In a wide-ranging interview in CargoForwarder Global, Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich confirmed that the company is on track to launch a China-based joint-venture carrier. Those of you who followed the Cargolux saga last year may remember that one of the stipulations of the agreement that saw Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) take […]
  • David Harris
  • October 29, 2014

Cargolux takes 11th 747-8F, opens new sales division

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux took delivery of its eleventh 747-8F (38077) from Boeing. The freighter rolled off Boeing’s production line in February of this year, but the carrier deferred delivery and had it stored at Marana (MZJ) in the interim. Cargolux will put the new freighter into service between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, and said the […]
  • David Harris
  • October 27, 2014

747-8F: the State of the program

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. It wasn’t until […]
  • David Harris
  • October 14, 2014

At Cargo Facts, 11 of the top 20 carriers in the world

Many of the world’s top cargo carriers will be attending the 20th annual Cargo Facts Symposium next month. Among the carriers already signed up are: AirBridge, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Delta, DHL, Emirates, Etihad, FedEx, LATAM. Lufthansa, and UPS. That according to analysis of registrations released today. The Cargo Facts Symposium will take place Oct. 22-24 in Miami […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • September 18, 2014

The golden age of freight airlines — is it over?

“The golden age of freight airlines is over.” So said Cargolux CFO Richard Forson in an interview in Luxembourg news outlet Wort.lu. The remark came in the discussion of the carrier’s first-half results, which, while not particularly good, were also not particularly bad. Mr. Forson said that despite a 15% increase in Cargolux’s tonnage in […]
  • David Harris
  • September 17, 2014

747-8 Freighters — where are they now?

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines signing on as launch customers with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, and it wasn’t until […]
  • David Harris
  • August 26, 2014

Cargolux, RUS Aviation consider new ventures

For every cargo airline that closes, it seems another one opens. July brought news of two potential startups. Cargolux is considering a joint venture airline with its Henan shareholder, HNCA, to grab growing e-commerce volumes in China. While it is believed that examining the viability of a joint venture airline is a contractual commitment for the […]
  • David Harris
  • July 31, 2014
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