Barely five months after the start-up of air freight services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou, Cargolux celebrated the first 10,000 tonnes of freight carried between the two hubs.
The flight carrying the 10,000th tonne left Luxembourg last Saturday after a ceremony attended, amongst others, by Francois Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure as well as Paul Helminger, chairman of the Board of Directors of Cargolux, and Dirk Reich, Cargolux president & CEO, who both travelled to China on the flight, and media representatives. Cargolux utilised its latest 747-8 freighter, named City of Zhengzhou, for this occasion.
“Todayâ€Ÿs flight is a major milestone for Cargolux and our shareholder HNCA. We are proud to have reached this goal so fast and are happy to see the fulfillment of our vision for a fruitful cooperation with our Chinese partners. I also want to thank the Luxembourg government and the government of the Henan Province for their support and long-term commitment,” said Reich.
Cargolux inaugurated flights to Zhengzhou in June 2014 and currently operates five weekly services. It plans to implement additional frequencies by the end of 2014.