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Luxaviation signs strategic partnership with Darwin Aviation

Luxaviation has signed a strategic partnership with Darwin Aviation, a Thailand-registered aviation brokerages company, to expand its charter operator and aircraft management business in South-East Asia. Mr. Tom Kunsch, Managing Director of Luxaviation Asia, signed the agreement with Mr. Darwin Yang who is both Chairman of Darwin Aviation, as well as President of ASEAN-China Commerce Associatio...

Cargolux adds Ashgabat to its network

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 destina...

Cargolux expands product portfolio capability

On the occasion of the Air Cargo China 2016 event in Shanghai last week, Cargolux launched an extension to its product portfolio with two new additions, CV Select and CV Select+. These two features act as an additional layer in combination with any of the eight existing products and are implemented immediately. They can be added to a product through the product speed feature while booking. T...

Cargolux hits 100,000 tons of freight milestone between Luxembourg and Zhengzhou

Barely two years after commencing flights between its Luxembourg and Zhengzhou hubs, Cargolux Airlines International S.A announced today that cargo volume on this route has surpassed 100,000 tonnes, just eight months after the carrier announced hitting the 50,000-tonne mark last October. The news was announced at the Air Cargo China 2016 event in Shanghai yesterday. Speaking at Air Cargo China,...

Luxaviation Group debuts vintage-inspired uniforms for cabin crew

The Luxaviation Group is today revealing elegant new cabin crew uniforms which draw inspiration from the golden era of air travel enjoyed in the 1950s. The uniforms, designed by Jana App-Sandering, Luxaviation's group client service manager, have been inspired by Dior's iconic 'New Look' hourglass silhouette, with a vintage-look reminiscent of a time when air travel was synonymo...

Cargolux begins hiring process for 100 new pilots

Cargolux Airlines continues on the path of growth and begins the hiring and training process for 100 new pilots in Luxembourg. 52 candidates have already been selected and Cargolux plans to begin the training process for 8 candidates per month from January until July 2016. Candidates for the remaining 48 open positions are expected to begin their training between July and December 2016; the sel...

Cargolux appoints new Regional Director Africa

Cargolux is pleased to announce that Jonathan Clark will join the company on 1 February 2016 as its new Regional Director Africa, based in Johannesburg. Jonathan Clark looks back on a long career in air cargo that began in 1989 at MSAS Cargo in Glasgow. He later worked for Lufthansa Cargo for over 19 years in a number of functions, including Sales Manager Scotland, Sales Manager UK an...

Cargolux to employ more pilots and replace freighters

Cargolux International Airlines’ board has approved 100 additional pilot jobs in Luxembourg and is to replace two Boeing 747-400 Freighters with three nose-door equipped 747-400F. The carrier made the expansion plans at a board meeting on 25 November and fleet upgrades will expand its fleet from 25 to 26 747 aircraft until the third quarter of 2016. The next meeting over the collective...

Luxair DH8D at Luxembourg on Nov. 25, 2015, Dropped Part of Engine Cowling

A Luxair de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration LX-LGE performing flight LG-4605 from Luxembourg (Luxembourg) to London City, EN (UK), completed a seemingly uneventful flight with a safe landing in London City. The airline confirmed that a post flight inspection revealed a panel, size about 1 square meter, was missing from the left hand engine's (PW150) cowling. The panel separated during de...

Cargolux pilots: Strike action can no longer be avoided

Luxembourg-based Cargolux pilots, represented by the ALPL and the LCGB unions, are ready to take industrial action if a new collective agreement cannot be reached by Nov. 30, when the current contract expires. Strike action could start as early as December. Discussions on a new labor contract between the pilot unions and the Luxemburg-based cargo carrier have been ongoing since Septem...

Luxair to Take CSeries or E2; Decision in 2016

Luxair has bought a Boeing 737-800 from airberlin and will decide on a 737-700 replacement next year, with the Embraer E190-E2 or Bombardier CSeries CS100/CS300 in the running. At the start of 2015, Luxair operated a scheduled fleet of seven Bombardier Q400s, six Embraer ERJ-145s, two 737-700s and three 737-800s, although the -800s are primarily operated by the group's holiday arm LuxairTou...

Luxair will fly to Prague four times a week next summer and add frequencies to Northern Europe

Luxair Luxembourg Airlines is pleased to announce that it will offer flights to Prague, an addition to its current destinations network, four times a week starting 27 March 2016. The flights are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The fares to this popular tourist destination will be very attractive, starting at as little as 149 euros. In addition, Luxair wil...