Cargolux adds new Puerto Rico service and targets cool chain sector

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Cargolux Airlines landing at Ashgabat

Cargolux Airllines International has introduced a new direct flight from Luxembourg to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on 2 October – targeting the perishables and cool chain markets.

The flight leaves Luxembourg every Sunday at 22.15h and arrives in San Juan on Mondays at 01.30h (local times).

Cargolux utilised highly specialised cool chain equipment and the most modern dedicated freighter in the industry, the Boeing 747-8 Freighter, which it says is ideally suited for perishable and cool chain shipments with its four independently adjustable climate zones, superior range and speed.

The carrier has already established four weekly services from Aguadilla to Europe that are strongly supported by shippers and forwarders in the South and Central American perishables and flower industry.

In addition, Cargolux already operates four indirect weekly flights from Luxembourg to Aguadilla. Building on growing demand for faster services on the sectors to Puerto Rico, the new, direct south-bound flight complements the established services perfectly.

Cargolux executive vice president for sales and marketing, Niek van der Weide says: “Our long-standing experience in the cool chain transport field, coupled with our dedicated, customer-oriented mentality, makes the Cargolux service to Aguadilla a superior offering for our partners in the pharma and perishables industry.

“Only Cargolux serves this sector directly, fast and reliably. Customers have recognized our efforts in providing the best equipment and the most personal service and made us the preferred partner for their business.

“Our cool chain experts regularly assess the specialized and often unique requirements of our customers and offer solid and practical solutions. This dedication is well received and has made our CV Fresh and CV Pharma products a sound success.”

Cargolux was the world’s first GDP-certified cargo airline and utilises Luxair’s modern pharma and healthcare centre at Luxembourg airport, itself a GDP-certified facility.