Release Date: 04 August 2010
Release ID: 4856
Luxembourg, 04 August, 2010 – Cargolux announces the expansion of its services to Saudi Arabia by introducing one weekly frequency to Riyadh, effective 1 August, 2010, in addition to its twice weekly service to Dammam.
CV 7527 is operated every Sunday morning at 07.25 a.m. out of Luxembourg, with arrival in Riyadh same day at 02.30 p.m. The flight is continued to Hong Kong, CV 6587, and further on to Chicago and New York, CV 6591, before returning to Luxembourg. This new service is Cargolux’s third trans-pacific service offered to its worldwide clients.
On board Cargolux’s B747-400 freighters to this new destination, mostly consumer goods, machinery and pharmaceuticals are carried.
Already in October 2005, Cargolux started services to Dammam, and a second frequency was added in May 2006. Cargolux’s Dammam service is operated out of Luxembourg on Friday and Sunday evenings, with arrival in Dammam on Saturday and Monday mornings.
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, operating a modern fleet of 14 B747-400 freighters, plus 1 B747-400BCF, on a worldwide network, covering over 90 destinations, more than 60 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries and also offers an extensive trucking network worldwide, as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux has repeatedly been named ‘Best All-Cargo Airline’ by various trade publications. Cargolux employs more than 1400 staff worldwide.
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