Freight Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo to commence a codeshare partnership

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On October 10, 2017, the freight carriers Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo have announced plans to work together within a codesharing partnership for air cargo transportation. According to the official press release of Emirates SkyCargo “The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Richard Forson, President & CEO Cargolux Airlines in the presence of François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg”.

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Earlier this year, the two freight carriers have already worked together in the framework of an operational partnership which helped the airlines “to procure cargo capacity on each other’s flights and then offer it to their customers under their own airway bills and flight numbers”.

Nabil Sultan stated, that “over the last five months our operational partnership with Cargolux has gone from strength to strength. We have achieved a number of the milestones that we had targeted at the outset”. He further mentioned, that Emirates “will now be able to deepen this partnership through (their) codeshare agreement and offer a more seamless and broader range of product and service offerings to (Emirate’s) customers”. “I’m excited how well our partnership is developing,” Richard Forson, Cargolux President & CEO said.

Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates and is the world’s largest international cargo airline. Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 13 Boeing 747-400 freighters.

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