search

Cargolux inaugurated a new weekly flight from Luxembourg Airport, to Narita International Airport in Japan in the scope of a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) for code-share cargo flights between Luxembourg and Tokyo. Cargolux’s Boeing 747-8 freighter, registered LX-VCM, was warmly welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival on Wednesday, followed by celebration events at Narita airport. During the ceremony, Richard Forson, Chief Executive Office of Cargolux, emphasized the importance of Japan in Cargolux’s network “Japan has long played an important role in Cargolux’s Far East network and we are looking forward to supporting Japan’s trade lanes to and from Europe”.

The Cargolux weekly flight to Narita leaves Luxembourg every Tuesday evening, arriving in NRT on Wednesday afternoon at 16:25. The return flight is routed via Incheon and Novosibirsk. It arrives in Luxembourg on Thursday 06:15 (all local times). As the Cargolux and NCA flights are operated on different days of the week, this arrangement gives additional market opportunities for both airlines on the Europe-Narita sector while at the same time promoting competition between the partner airlines.

More than 2 million tons of air cargo volume is handled at Narita Airport each year, which accounts for more than 50 percent of international air cargo in Japan. The major import items are prestige cars, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals and semiconductors and electronic components. Major export items include automobile parts, semiconductors, electronic components and other manufacturing devices, as well as scientific optical equipment.

Cargolux started operating flights to Japan in 1985, and has been serving Japanese exporters and importers ever since. Prior to the October 2017 negotiations, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines had already agreed to strengthen cooperation in certain areas through a code-share and space-swap agreement granting access to each other’s capacity on certain flights from Europe to Japan.

Read more

New Luxembourg information portal for logistics and international trade

06-09-2018

Discover the Luxembourg Information Portal for Logistics and international Trade. Understand why use Luxembourg as your European logistics hub and get relevant information on how to proceed.
Read more

Minister Etienne Schneider visits POST Luxembourg’s logistics department

14-08-2018

On the invitation of POST Managing Director Claude Strasser and Deputy Managing Director Hjoerdis Stahl, Director of POST Courrier, on Tuesday 31 July Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider visited POST Luxembourg’s logistics facility in Luxembourg-Findel.
Read more

Luxembourg to host European HPC headquarters

25-06-2018

Luxembourg will host EuroHPC, the joint structure for the European project of strategic interest on high performance computing (HPC). This was definitely decided by the European Commission on 25 June 2018.
Read more

Luxembourg in the top 5 of digital economies

22-05-2018

DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness. The DESI report tracks the progre...
Read more

Best year in history for Cargolux Group

18-05-2018

Market demand remained high throughout 2017 resulting in the airline generating a record 131,212 block hours, a 7% increase compared to the previous year. Accordingly aircraft utilization remained hig...
Read more

All news

Fermer