Cargolux launches new service between the US and China

Despite the escalating trade war between the US and China Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has announced the introduction of a third weekly service to Xiamen as of July 2019 to meet growing customer demand.   

The new service, CV9721 will operate every Monday morning, departing Luxembourg at 8:10 a.m. arriving in Xiamen on Tuesday at 4:40 a.m. The return flight, CV9731, is scheduled to leave Xiamen at 6:15 a.m. and is routed through Los Angeles before returning to Luxembourg where it lands at 6:15 a.m. (All times are local).

This additional China – USA service cements Cargolux’s strong position in China and on transpacific trade lanes. This additional frequency provides the only direct freighter connection between Xiamen and the USA, further broadening Cargolux’s extensive service offering.

The main imports from Europe into Xiamen comprise a vast range of classic cargo as well as spare parts and semiconductor parts. The new service from Xiamen to Los Angeles will mainly support the export of clothing items and electronic goods.

Alongside this, Cargolux Italia has announced the launch of a new routing between Milan-Malpensa in Italy, and Incheon in South Korea, where the country’s primary international airport is located.

The new service includes two weekly connections between Milan and Incheon departing the Italian city on Tuesday and Sunday. The service, routed Malpensa-Incheon-Zhengzhou-Malpensa, will offer customers broader service offerings in the Far Eastern market. The main commodities carried on this route include fashion items, machineries, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, and perishable.

Although Cargolux Italia does not serve Shanghai and Tokyo directly, they are linked via road feeder services from Zhengzhou and Osaka respectively. This direct connection provides an opportunity to link Italy with Korea’s commercial gateway, home to the Incheon Free Economic Zone.

Source: Cargolux