Jul 12, 2016

Cargolux China announces business plan

Cargolux Airlines International (CLX) on June 15 held a press conference in Shanghai, announcing a business plan for Cargolux China which it says will start to operate in 2017 at the latest. The plan lays out the policy of launching flights on the routes of North America and Intra-Asia/Australia including to/from Narita Airport, with Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Henan Province as a base point.

It will operate to/from Narita flights on the Zhengzhou-Narita-Incheon-Zhengzhou route twice a week on Thursday and Saturday, planning to use B747Fs for the service. Specifically, the CV9004 service to/from Narita is scheduled to arrive at 14:45 and depart at 16:45 on Thursdays, and the CV9006 service to arrive at 12:05 and depart at 14:05 on Saturdays.

In addition, the company plans to inaugurate Zhengzhou-based flights to Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Chicago, Rickenbacker, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Dacca, and Melbourne.

Cargolux China was founded in early 2016 as a joint venture with CLX and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment (HNCA) with investment amounting to $77 million. The airplanes used at first are three B747Fs.

The inception of Cargolux China's operation is premised on approval by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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