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Luxembourg, 11 May, 2010 - On 9 May, 2010, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. was awarded ‘BEST FREIGHTER-ONLY AIRLINE 2010’ by the British magazine Air Cargo News, based on over 40,000 votes from the global cargo forwarding industry.

The award was handed over to Renate Bechthold, Cargolux Manager Press & Promotions, by John Batten, Executive Vice-President Global Cargo of Swissport, in presence of the British television personality, Gyles Brandreth, at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

Earlier, in February of this year, Cargolux also received the ALL-CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR award by the STAT TIMES, India, the award as ‘BEST PERFORMING CARGO AIRLINE 2009 AT BUDAPEST AIRPORT, and was also among the winners of the ‘AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2010’, following a worldwide ‘air cargo excellence survey’ initiated by U.S. magazine AIR CARGO WORLD.

“These awards present a great recognition and honour for our company, especially following the crisis year 2009” states Ulrich Ogiermann, President & C.E.O. of Cargolux. “We are dedicated to continue offering our customers a first class service, tailored to their needs and expectations. Our staff around the world is constantly striving to achieve the highest level of service quality and we are proud to be recognized as leaders in the industry.”

Cargolux is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality, worldwide scheduled and charter air cargo services. The company has more than forty years of experience and today is the 8th largest air cargo carrier worldwide, and the largest all-cargo carrier in Europe. Cargolux currently operates 14 B747-400 freighters and 1 B747-400BCF. The company is the launch customer of the B747-8F, with the first aircraft to join the fleet towards the end of 2010. Cargolux has 13 of this new generation aircraft on order, plus 10 purchase rights and 2 options. Cargolux has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries and also offers an extensive trucking network to more than 90 destinations in Europe, plus additional trucking services worldwide. The company also offers line and hangar maintenance services. Cargolux employs over 1400 staff worldwide.
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