CargoLogicAir has launched its second scheduled service with weekly flights connecting London and Frankfurt with Dubai and Hong Kong.
The Boeing 747-8 Freighter with 135 tonnes of cargo capacity will depart London on Saturdays from Europe to the Middle East and Hong Kong, with a direct Hong Kong – Stansted service arriving in the UK every Monday.
This is the second scheduled route after twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 flights from to Mexico City International Airport via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport commenced in August, operating every Wednesday and Saturday.
The service incorporates stops in Houston, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi, allowing for Europe – Mexico, Europe – Middle East and US – Middle East connections.
CargoLogicAir chief commercial officer, Steve Harvey says: “We have always been extremely positive about the demand for a British cargo airline and the strength of the UK export and import markets, and this is being proven by the level of support we are receiving, particularly from multi-national freight forwarders.”
“Our UK-Mexico service has exceeded our expectations in terms of its operational and commercial performance to the extent that we are now looking to add a third weekly frequency on the route in early 2018 to support the level of business investment and market growth in Mexico.”
CargoLogicAir chief executive officer, Dmitry Grishin adds: “The launch of our new weekly service from London via Frankfurt, Dubai World Central, Hong Kong and back to the UK is the result of talking to our customers about the routes where they need additional capacity.”
“Our strategy remains on track and we are now actively looking to add a fourth Boeing 747 freighter to our fleet early next year, in line with our business plan to be operating a fleet of five 747Fs by the end of our third year of operations.”