May 20, 2014: Cargolux Airlines International S.A. recently announced it will be adding weekly Friday flights to its current Monday and Wednesday schedule from Hong Kong to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). The Luxembourg-based carrier's first Friday flight from Hong Kong will arrive at Rickenbacker on May 23.
"Our clients have positively responded to the unparalleled speed-to-market capability offered by flying into Rickenbacker," said Piergiorgio Curci, Vice President of the Americas for Cargolux. "When we save our clients time, we save them money and help them be more successful in the competitive global marketplace."
Columbus is one of the major fashion and apparel markets in the world and home to a number of large international fashion companies. The direct Cargolux flight from Hong Kong offers shippers of fashion goods and other commodities fast and convenient connections from Asia to the U.S. market. Utilizing its advanced fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighters, Cargolux can easily meet the needs of the market, offering additional capacity in line with growing demand.
"We're thrilled that Cargolux has been successful by taking advantage of the supply chain efficiencies and the geographic advantages of Rickenbacker," said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates the airport. "We appreciate their further investment in our market and look forward to our continued partnership."
As one of the world's few cargo-dedicated airports, Rickenbacker International Airport offers an uncongested option to move air cargo to, from and within the United States. The airport is a critical logistics component of Rickenbacker Inland Port, which also includes an intermodal terminal, industrial development, a Foreign-Trade Zone and much more.