Cargolux Italia has started a weekly 747 freighter service from Milan Malpensa to Zhengzhou, the Chinese hub of Cargolux Airlines. The first flight left Milan on 13 June; the schedule calls for flights every Saturday on the routing Malpensa – Novosibirsk – Zhengzhou – Novosibirsk – Malpensa.
Flight C8 8755 leaves Milan at 04:00 and arrives in Novosibirsk at 14:15 (all times local). Take off from Novosibirsk is at 15.45 with arrival in Zhengzhou at 22:15. The return flight, C8 8766, leaves Zhengzhou on Sunday mornings at 00:15, arrives in Novosibirsk at 03:15 with departure at 04:15. It arrives back in Milan at 06:25.
The weekend service is timed to take advantage of the shipping industry’s needs to move its weekday production overseas. Commodities on this route include Italian fashion goods, machinery and mechanical spare parts. Cargolux Italia’s flights make good use of Zhengzhou as a major gateway to China, from where goods are forwarded to other Chinese markets on Cargolux’s extensive trucking system.
For the first time in the history of Cargolux, the new Cargolux Italia service introduces a commercial stop in Russia. The airline is now able to also offer its customer fast and reliable connections between Europe and Novosibirsk, an important Russian gateway for flowers, garments and machinery.