Vol. 1 Luxembourg companies in the United States: Cargolux

In 1970, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. started operations from its home base at Luxembourg airport with a handful of Canadair CL-44 freighters. 50 years later, the company is Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of modern Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters.

Cargolux worldwide network covers over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, including the United States, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part charter services.

Cargolux offers an extensive product range, covering everything from every-day cargo to shipments that require attention to detail, special treatment and expert handling.

The company also offers third-party maintenance services at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg.

Cargolux shareholders are Luxair (35.10%), HNCA (35.00%), BCEE (10.90%) SNCI (10.67%) and the Luxembourg State (8.32%). It is a member of the association of Airlines for Europe (A4E) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Over the years, innovative concepts and the constant drive for quality have earned Cargolux a number of awards, including the ‘Best All Cargo Airline’ award that the company received for four consecutive years as chosen by the readers of the trade magazine Air Cargo News, in recognition of its role as a first-class provider of air cargo services to the industry.

In December 2020, DB Schenker and Cargolux announced a new full charter cargo connection between Luxembourg and Indianapolis, starting in January 2021 to support increased demand for pharma shipments.

In February 2021, Cargolux announced that the company is joining UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to transport essential medical and pharmaceutical supplies where they are most needed. The project aims to prioritize the delivery of vital healthcare products, including COVID-19 vaccines, to curb the global pandemic.

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