Cargolux begins scheduled flights to Zhengzhou

After operating a series of charter flights, Cargolux Airlines International began regular scheduled services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, the capital of Chinese province Henan, on 24 April.


Cargolux begins scheduled flights to Zhengzhou


After operating a series of charter flights, Cargolux Airlines International began regular scheduled services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, the capital of Chinese province Henan, on 24 April. Cargolux intends to operate at least four weekly flights to Zhengzhou and will start with two scheduled weekly flights routed via Baku on the Caspian Sea to take advantage of the lucrative oil and gas business in that region.

The inaugural flight marks the beginning of the partnership between Cargolux and its new shareholder Henan Civil Aviation and Investment Co., Ltd (HNCA) that will own a 35 per cent stake in Europe’s leading all-cargo carrier after the closing of the share transaction at the end of April. Customers will benefit from the transformation of Zhengzhou’s Xingzhen International Airport into a major national and international air cargo and logistics hub as part of China’s national development plans for its central region, the Luxembourg carrier said.

Henan is the most populous province in China, with over 100 million residents and embarked on the second phase of developing its logistics infrastructure last year after completing its airport infrastructure by establishing a cargo train service linking Zhengzhou with Hamburg and Duisburg via the vast Eurasian land bridge.