Cargolux adds Ashgabat in Turkmenistan to its network

Cargolux Airlines landing at Ashgabat

Cargolux Airlines has expanded its freighter route network by adding Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

The once-weekly service complements Cargolux’s existing flights to Turkmenbashi that were started exactly one year ago. Since then, Cargolux has expanded its Turkmenistan services to eight per week. In July, the carrier will further boost its frequencies to 11 per week.

Ashgabat becomes Cargolux’s latest destination in Central Asia which, besides Turkmenbashi, also include Baku, Novosibirsk, Almaty and Tbilisi.

Cargolux says there is a growing demand for air cargo services, the region has shown an impressive growth and holds many possibilities and opportunities for Cargolux.

Ashgabat is developing a new airport that is scheduled to open in September and a modern cargo centre that opens on 4 July. The city will also host the Asian Games in 2017.

Cargolux cooperates with Turkmenistan Airlines to enhance the number of cargo destinations both carriers can offer to their customers and the carrier says it can now better serve surrounding markets such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.