Oil & gas helps get CargoLogicAir services off to a flying start

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CargoLogicAir chief commercial officer, Steve Harvey with Houston Airports chief operating officer, Jesus Saenz

CargoLogicAir’s (CLA) first scheduled route has got off to a flying start due to strong demand from the oil and gas industry from the USA to the Middle East.

It launched twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter services in August with Europe-Mexico, Europe-Middle East and USA-Middle East connections, and has carried over 2,000 tonnes of cargo in the first two and a half months of service.

The flights operate from London Stansted Airport to Mexico City on Wednesdays and Saturdays via Frankfurt, Houston, Atlanta and Abu Dhabi and CLA is providing road feeder services to provide fast deliveries to Dubai International Airport, Dubai World Central and Sharjah International Airport.

A special event was held in Houston, hosted by Houston Airports and the airline, where CLA’s chief commercial officer, Steve Harvey told guests: “The level of support from customers in the U.S. for our first scheduled cargo route has been exceptional, and particularly the amount of oil and gas cargo we have carried so far.”

“This reinforces our strong confidence in international demand for high quality all-cargo services as well as the positive growth of the U.S. economy.”

Houston Airports chief operating officer, Jesus Saenz says: “The addition of CargoLogicAir is yet another step in the growing cargo operations at Bush Airport.”

“Houston Airports remains committed to developing and improving intermodal connectivity, and new services such as these help Houston Airports achieve its mission of connecting the people, businesses, cultures and economies of the world to Houston.”

CLA continues to grow its scheduled cargo network and has added routes connecting London and Frankfurt with Dubai and Hong Kong, and a Tel Aviv service.