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Emirates signs ‘groundbreaking’ deal with Cargolux

[ May 10, 2017   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo has signed a strategic operational partnership with Luxembourg all-cargo carrier Cargolux – described as the first between a mainline airline and a specialised freighter operator.

Emirates will get access to Cargolux’s Boeing 747F capacity, which will give it continued access to noseloading planes which can carry heavier cargoes, compared with its own fleet of 777 freighters and bellyhold capacity.

Cargolux will be able to use Emirates SkyCargo’s belly-hold  capacity to over 150 destinations.

The two carriers also pledged to develop block space and interline agreements .

Emirates SkyCargo will meanwhile start its own freighter operations to Luxembourg from June 2017 and both carriers’ cargo will have the same handling same facility there.

Cargolux will at the same time up the the frequency of its freighters to Dubai World Central, currently three times a week and Cargolux freighters operating there will be handled by Emirates SkyCargo.

Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, Nabil Sultan, said: “Emirates SkyCargo is committed to being the leading player in the global air cargo industry providing our customers with the highest standards of products and services. Cooperating with Cargolux, a leading, established and specialised air cargo operator with strengths that are complementary to our own, will allow us to present a broader enriched product offering and add value to our customers.”

Cargolux president and chief executive Richard Forson, added: “As one of the leading carriers worldwide, Emirates SkyCargo is an important player in the industry as Cargolux is, and our supplementary capabilities allow us to develop service offerings that both of us could not provide on our own.”

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