Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Cargolux adds Ashgabat to its network

Download: Printable PDF Date: 01 Jul 2016 16:44 category:
Publisher:
Cargolux adds Ashgabat to its network - Airports / Routes publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Luxembourg Aircraft: Airplanes

Cargolux Airlines has added Ashgabat as a new destination in Turkmenistan. The once-weekly service complements Cargolux’s existing flights to Turkmenbashi that were started exactly one year ago. Since then, Cargolux has expanded its Turkmenistan services to eight per week. In July, Cargolux will further boost its frequencies to 11 per week.

Ashgabat becomes Cargolux’s latest destination in Central Asia which, besides Turkmenbashi, also include Baku, Novosibirsk, Almaty and Tbilisi. With its growing demand for air cargo services, the region has shown an impressive growth and holds many possibilities and opportunities for Cargolux’s high quality services offering. Ashgabat has invested in the development of a new airport that is scheduled to open in September and a modern cargo center that becomes operational on 4 July. The city will also host the Asian Games in 2017.

With the additional flight, Cargolux increases its connections from Turkmenistan to the airline’s worldwide network of 90 destinations. Cargolux cooperates with Turkmenistan Airlines to enhance the number of cargo destinations both carriers can offer to their customers. Cargolux can now also better serve surrounding markets such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The maiden flight to Ashgabat was part of the “LX-VCM World Tour”. On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Cargolux, a 747-8F was painted in a special livery created by the reputed Belgian cartoonist Philippe Cruyt.



Loading comments for Cargolux adds Ashgabat to its network...


Recommended

AAG and London Biggin Hill bring US and UK closer together with New York Heli Shuttle

London Biggin Hill and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier executive helicopter company, are announcing the launch of the New York Heli Shuttle, establishing even closer links between the US...

A new Caribbean Airlift Alliance is in formation in the region

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert This was announced at last week’s Caribbean Aviation Meetup in the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways and Cdr. Bud Slabbaert...

Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

London School of Economics predicts move towards connected aircraft will transform aviation airline operations and safety into a strategic asset  Connected aircraft could lead to 2.5% reducti...

FBO RIGA expands services portfolio with helicopters, catering, concierge and transfers

FBO RIGA, a holder of Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards as the best FBO in Europe, fuels business growth with the launch of new services under a single brand to meet the needs of business avia...