EUROPE & CIS: Cargolux boosts Japanese and Korean services

Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, Cargolux Airlines International has announced the introduction of a third weekly frequency to Komatsu, Japan starting on 13 May 2010. Cargolux said it was putting the additional capacity on the route due to “growing customer demand and limited freighter services to Japan.” The Cargolux B747-400 freighters to Komatsu are carrying mostly […]


Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, Cargolux Airlines International has announced the introduction of a third weekly frequency to Komatsu, Japan starting on 13 May 2010. Cargolux said it was putting the additional capacity on the route due to “growing customer demand and limited freighter services to Japan.” The Cargolux B747-400 freighters to Komatsu are carrying mostly cars, machinery, spare parts as well as cheese and chocolates, while from Japan the cargo comprises mostly electric goods, car parts, and semi-conductor manufacturing devices. Regular daily trucking connections link Komatsu with Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Cargolux has served Japan since 1985.

Similarly, customer demand is behind Cargolux’s addition of a third weekly frequency to Seoul, starting on 13 May 2010. On board Cargolux’s B747-400 freighters to Seoul are mostly machinery, spare parts, and computers, while from Korea, electric goods and machinery are the main cargo items destined for the company’s European stations. Cargolux has served Korea since June 2000.