As of early September all Cargolux flights into and out of Dubai World Central (DWC) are being handled exclusively by Emirates SkyCargo. The move is part of the Emirates - Cargolux cooperation agreement that was signed by both carriers in May of this year.
Cargolux had already taken over the handling of Emirates freighter flights operating into Luxembourg Airport. Both airlines state that the handling cooperation at the LUX and DWC hubs will ensure
seamless movement of cargo shipments between the two operators.
In a statement delivered to CargoForwarder Global, CV spokesperson Moa Sigurdardottir emphasizes that the new partnership between her carrier and Emirates SkyCargo has catapulted Dubai World Central within Cargolux’s global network into the front row, offering a lot of future potential. “We are currently developing block space and interline agreements for use on each other’s networks, permitting access to capacity on routes where we do not currently operate,” states Moa. This offers CV’s customers an enhanced global reach for transporting cargo from key production markets to consumer markets.
CV ups traffic to DWC
To facilitate this, “we will add an additional Cargolux service from LUX to Dubai World Central as of next week,” she announces. Conversely, Emirates operates one weekly freighter flight from Luxembourg Findel to Dubai World Central (DWC). In general, standard freight, cars and perishables are flown on board the Cargolux freighters to Dubai, including a small percentage of live animals and dangerous goods.
Moa concludes: “The fact that we now share a common handling in DWC allows us to offer an easier and faster service to our customers and ensures best practices in cargo handling and transportation.”
Heiner Siegmund / John Mc Donagh