Cargolux announces more frequencies to China

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F
Cargolux Boeing 747-8F (© Cargolux, J. Fleck)

Cargolux announced the expansion of its Chinese network with the introduction of a second flight to Beijing and Xiamen, effective September 17th. The new service complements the existing Friday flight that was inaugurated in 2006.

CV7493 leaves Luxembourg every Wednesday at 9:00 am and arrives in Beijing on Thursday at 1:00 am. Departure from Beijing is scheduled for 2:50 am with arrival at Xiamen at 5:40 am. The return flight leaves Xiamen on Thursdays at 7:05 am and arrives in Luxembourg at 14:25 am. Cargolux utilizes its advanced 747 freighters on its China services.

With the recent introduction of the airline’s new Zhengzhou hub, Cargolux’s current service offering between Europe and mainland has grown to 14 weekly frequencies. The airline looks to grow the number of these flights to at least 18 by the end of 2014. Presently, Cargolux proposes 3 weekly flights to Zhengzhou, a twice-weekly service to Beijing and Xiamen as well as 7 flights a week to Shanghai.

More flights to Zhengzhou

At last Cargolux announced the launch of a third scheduled flight to Zhengzhou, China, effective from September 3rd, 2014. Following the introduction of the first two flights in June, CV9743 will depart Luxembourg on Wednesday at 22:00 and reach Zhengzhou on Thursday at 20:40 before returning via Novosibirsk and land in Luxembourg on Friday morning at 06:15.

The other two flights are operated on Thursday and Saturday leaving Luxembourg at 22:00 and reaching the Chinese province of Henan at 20:40 the next day. Arrival back in Luxembourg is scheduled for 06:15 on Saturday and Monday morning, respectively.

Cargolux will double its Zhengzhou service to 6 weekly flights by the end of 2014 in a bid to offer its customers shortest transit times between Europe and any city in Central China.

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