Presently the air cargo scene is not really bouncing and carriers throughout the system are complaining of lower revenues, or better said low yields, despite fuel prices being at an all
Therefore, all the more surprising when one sees that some freight carriers continue expanding their route networks.
Cargolux, the Luxembourg-based all freighter airline is one of those.
Oman Air and Cargolux expand their Indian cooperation
What started out last year as a cooperation agreement between both carriers has seemingly worked well and prompted Cargolux and Oman Air to increase their flight cooperation to India.
Mumbai will be added as a new destination alongside the present cooperation on flights to Chennai.
Two new weekly flights on Tuesdays and Fridays will be introduced to the new destination as of 8. March this year.
The Tuesday operation will route LUX/BAH/BOM/MCT/LUX and the Friday flight LUX/KWI/BOM/MCT/LUX.
This expansion gives both carriers added uplift to and from India via the Gulf area.
Niek van der Weide, CV’s Executive VP Sales & Marketing states that “we are happy to see our successful cooperation extend further.” He adds, “customers in Europe, as well as in Oman, have welcomed our service to India and can now enjoy our proven reliability and dedication to excellence in an even wider market.”
Oman Air’s COO, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy is just as pleased stating that “the new service will make an even greater contribution to the development of Oman as a global cargo hub.”
Rio is reinstated into CV’s network
The carrier is to operate a direct Luxembourg to Rio de Janerio service as of 4. March this year.
Flight CV7645 is planned to depart LUX at noontime each Friday and land at Rio’s Galeao Airport just before midnight the same day. The Boeing 747F will then return via Sao Paulo back to Europe and arrive back at the LUX homebase on Sunday afternoon.
Cargolux once had a regular freighter service to Rio which ceased due to low load factors and the economic crisis in the country. The return is prompted by the growing demand for cargo capacity for the upcoming summer Olympic Games.
The carriers states that many shippers have expressed their interest of using Cargolux to move their goods and sports equipment to Brazil.
It’s not only equipment for the Olympics which is on CV’s radar screen. The carrier sees a good demand again for the transport of car parts, chemicals, electric goods and other appliances into Rio de Janeiro.
Rio will now be CV’s fifth Brazilian destination. The others are Viracopos, Manaus, Petrolina and Curitiba.
New Chinese regional manager is appointed
Janet Jiang who has been employed with CV for the past 15 years has now been appointed as the new Regional Manager for China.
Janet took up her new post already in January 2016.
She has been with Cargolux since 2000 where she started her career as Sales & Reservations Officer in Shanghai and in 2004 moved to the position of Sales Manager. From there she advanced to become District Manager Shanghai before taking up the role as Regional Manager Central and Eastern China in 2014.
Janet Jiang has since 2014 also been responsible for Cargolux’s activities at their new hub in Zhengzhou which is being developed as the upcoming Cargolux China main base.
John Mc Donagh
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