Cargolux begins Luxembourg/Tokyo route

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Today sees Cargolux inaugurate a new weekly flight from Luxembourg airport to Narita International.

This is part of a co-operation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines for codesharing cargo flights between Luxembourg and Tokyo. A Boeing 747-8 freighter has been deployed on the route.

According to Richard Forson, Chief Executive Office of Cargolux, the importance of Japan in Cargolux’s network needs stressing.

“Japan has long played an important role in Cargolux’s Far East network and we are looking forward to supporting Japan’s trade lanes to and from Europe,” he said. This new flight to Narita will leave Luxembourg every Tuesday evening, arriving in Narita on the following Wednesday at 16:25. The return flight is routed via Incheon and Novosibirsk.

More than 2m tons of air cargo is handled at Narita airport each year, which accounts for more than 50% of international air cargo in Japan. Major import items tend to be prestige cars, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals and semi-conductors, as well as electronic components.

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