Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Cargolux moves Dubai handling to Emirates SkyCargo

Cargolux moves Dubai handling to Emirates SkyCargo

Cargolux has moved all of its cargo handling on flights to and from Dubai World Central (DWC) over to Emirates SkyCargo.

The move follows the cooperation agreement that the Luxembourg-based carrier signed with Emirates in May 2017 at Air Cargo Europe. Cargo flights to Luxembourg are already handled by Cargolux’s partner Luxair Cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo operates a weekly freighter service to Luxembourg Airport and Cargolux runs a thrice weekly freighter service to DWC.

Cargolux says customers benefit from the move in Dubai as they can now “enjoy state-of-the-art facilities with modern and up-to-date tools and equipment”, especially in view of its increasing pharma traffic in the region.

Emirates’ facility, Emirates SkyCentral, at DWC, has dedicated temperature controlled areas, cold storage rooms, cool cells and pharmaceutical storage rooms, enabling Cargolux to offer customers fast and efficient services with high connectivity.

Clients also benefit from Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of trucks connecting DWC to all other UAE airports, including Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Cargolux says the handling cooperation at both hubs facilitates “seamless movement” of cargo between the two operators, while interline agreements between both airlines “further strengthen the cooperation” and give customers a wider range of services and destinations.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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