Cargolux Airlines is also serving the Austrian capital Vienna now
Vienna International Airport has seen the first ever landing of a Boeing 747-8 freighter on 3 August 2013; weekly service from Asia to Austria
Cargolux Airlines International has started a weekly 747 freighter service to Vienna on 3 August 2013. The new stopover in Austria’s capital is an extension of the existing Saturday flight from Hanoi and Hong Kong. With Cargolux flight CV6716, Vienna International Airport has seen the first ever landing of a Boeing 747-8 freighter last weekend. Additionally with its freighter service to Vienna, Cargolux is also able to curb its trucking activities from Austria to Luxembourg.
For Cargolux, Vienna is an important gateway to Eastern European destinations; for many years, its customers have used road feeder services, connecting the major industrial centers in Eastern Europe with Vienna and the airline’s hub in Luxembourg. The airport offers round-the-clock operations without curfew and 24-hour cargo handling facilities.
Both Hanoi and Hong Kong are home to major production centers for the electronics industry. Cargolux expects this commodity to feature heavily on the Vienna route. Hanoi especially shows a growth in tonnage, which prompted the airline to introduce a third weekly frequency to the Vietnamese city in March.
Cargolux is Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of modern Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 freighters. The company was launch customer and the world’s first operator of both aircraft types and uses its modern fleet and a number of trucking contractors to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its worldwide network that covers some 90 destinations. Cargolux has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries. Its shareholders today are Luxair (43.4%), the Luxembourg State (35.0%), BCEE (10.9%) and SNCI (10.7%).