Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

Today, at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, Cargolux, and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo announced an MoU for an expansive “strategic operational partnership”. The deal between the all-cargo and combination carriers includes reciprocal block space and interline agreements, joint handling at each other’s major hubs (Dubai and Luxembourg), and, for Emirates, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2017

Cargolux: The Saga Continues

Just when it appeared that Starship Cargolux was on a steady course “to boldly go where no man has gone before” – that is, to go to China and implement a dual hub strategy – there is a new plot twist: President and CEO Dirk Reich is out, and will be replaced by current CFO […]
  • David Harris
  • June 30, 2016

How far can you go from Qatar?

What is the farthest point on the globe from Doha? If our map-reading is correct, the most distant point from Qatar Airways hub in Doha is somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia – right where the airline says it intends to expand its cargo operations. At the Air Cargo China […]
  • David Harris
  • June 14, 2016

European (dis)Union

Looked at through the lens of aviation, the European Union seems to be trying to go in two opposite directions at the same time. On one hand, the European Commission has just published what it calls “a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.” This four-part plan includes initiatives to accelerate the Single European Sky project; to […]
  • David Harris
  • December 8, 2015

Cargolux unions battle each other

Luxembourg’s LCGB union, which represents some of the pilots at all-cargo carrier Cargolux, undertook a “24-hour warning action” today, grounding one-quarter of the airline’s flights. But while Cargolux and its unions have been in seemingly non-stop conflict for over two years, today’s mini-strike is more complicated than just another skirmish in a long-running battle. The […]
  • David Harris
  • July 23, 2015