Cargolux adds Quito in Ecuador to its Americas network


Cargolux Airlines inaugurated a scheduled freighter service to Quito in Ecuador on 2 July and will operate the route four times a week.

All four flights will start in Luxembourg and operate through Curitiba, Viracopos and Mexico respectively, before arrival in Quito, connect Ecuador’s capital to Amsterdam, Luxembourg and beyond.

The carrier says direct services from Quito offer customers an improved product and logistics set‑up with scheduled all-cargo flights.

Cargolux’s direct flights from South and Central America to Amsterdam were introduced in 2016 and serve the perishable and flower markets, offering customers reduced transit times and a faster delivery that better fits their schedules.

Growing the presence in the Netherlands also enabled Cargolux to operate more flexibly in the Dutch export markets for products that are difficult to transport by road.

Ecuador was originally introduced into the Cargolux network in late 2000 and enjoyed strong support of the freight forwarding community.

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, operates a fleet of 14 Boeing 747-8 Freighters and 12 Boeing 747-400 Freighters.