Air Cargo Europe: Cargolux introduces new products and routes

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Cargolux International Airlines has started trans-Pacific flights between Zhengzhou (China) and Chicago (US), and launched new products, at the seventh Air Cargo Europe (ACE) exhibition and conference on Tuesday 5 May.

The new products are called, CV Classic, for general cargo, CV Jumbo, for heavy and outsized cargo, CV Power, for cars, engines and helicopters, CV Hazmat, focusing on dangerous goods, CV Pharma, catering for the pharmaceutical industry, CV Fresh, for perishables, CV Alive, for live animals and CV Precious, covering artwork and valuable cargo.

Cargolux also announced it had begun twice-weekly Zhengzhou to Chicago services using a Boeing 747-8 Freighter in April, though only revealed it at ACE.

The airline says it plans to make the new service four times a week by the end of the year.

Cargolux president and chief executive officer, Dirk Reich says: “Linking Zhengzhou to the Chicago market and beyond offers unique opportunities for shippers and manufacturers.”

Reich adds that Zhengzhou is the fastest growing airport in the world, and its capacity will be increased to one million tonnes in 2016. Luxembourg and Zhengzhou are expected to handle one million tonnes each, by 2020.

Reich also says Cargolux is to receive its 24th Boeing 747 in the week starting 11 May, and will receive a 25th in September.