June 16, 2014: Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced the launch of scheduled services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou after obtaining all necessary permits from the relevant authorities. Today's inaugural flight was operated with one of the airline's advanced Boeing 747-8 freighters.
Flight CV9746 departed from Luxembourg at 8:00 p.m. and will arrive in Zhengzhou at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday June 15th (all times local). Cargolux will initially operate twice weekly services to CGO, departing Luxembourg on Thursday and Saturday each week.
From July 2014, the airline plans to operate 4 weekly services while an additional 2 weekly frequencies will be added from September this year.
The implementation of regular air freight services between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou is a major element of the commercial cooperation agreement between Cargolux and HNCA.
In addition to Zhengzhou, Cargolux also operates all-cargo flights to Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen in mainland China.
June 10, 2014: Cargolux would like to confirm that none of its aircraft were involved, damaged or destroyed in the terrorist attack at Jinnah international airport in Karachi this weekend, contrary to rumors published on a variety of websites.
Cargolux would like to further state that none of its aircraft were positioned in Karachi at the time of the attack. The airline operates one weekly flight to Karachi on Tuesdays with flight CV7822 routed from Luxembourg to Sharjah via Karachi.
Due to the developing situation, the Karachi stopover has been cancelled until further notice.