Offering increased network reach to customers, the service expands the airline's Trans-Pacific services and meets the growing demand for electronic components and IT-related commodities from Asia to Texas, according to Cargolux.
Cargolux Airlines International, a European cargo airline, announced it will launch its first freighter flight connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Luxembourg.
According to a release, the twice-weekly operation will be operated with Cargolux's new 747-8 freighters, offering cargo customers fast and efficient overseas cargo service.
The new service is routed from Luxembourg to Baku, Azerbaijan and then Hong Kong and on to DFW Airport. The round-the-world flight returns to Luxembourg after touching down at DFW on Wednesdays. The second weekly flight will operate on Saturdays, as of March 23, and is routed via Mexico. Offering increased network reach to customers, this service expands the airline's Trans-Pacific services and meets the growing demand for electronic components and IT-related commodities from Asia to Texas, the company said.
"DFW is proud to welcome Cargolux to Texas," said Jeff Fegan, DFW Airport's Chief Executive Officer. "This is the kind of air service expansion that makes our Airport a major economic driver for the Dallas-Fort Worth region. We've worked very hard to bring Cargolux to DFW Airport, and we're confident that our Airport will become a major U.S. market for this renowned carrier."
"DFW's commitment to growing its cargo portfolio is paying off with service such as this new Cargolux flight to Luxembourg," said Luis Perez, Vice President for Air Service Development at DFW. "Our mission is to bring more air service to the citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth, which brings more economic opportunity, jobs and growth to our region."
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