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Cargolux celebrates its 45th anniversary

Published Thursday January 14 2016

On January 14, 2016, Dubai World Central Airport was the first airport to welcome the special anniversary 747-8 freighter of Cargolux, the LX-VCM, on its world tour which will take it Hong Kong, Chicago, Los Angeles, Vienna and Munich.

The Dubai Airport authorities, Nick van der Weide, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Cargolux Airlines, Sharon Vaz-Arab, Director Middle East for Cargolux, H.E. Nicole Bintner-Bakshian, Ambassador of Luxembourg, Marc Scheer, Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office & many representatives, customers and partners of Cargolux in the region gathered to welcome the largest all-freighter plane in the skies, the impressive 747-8, specially decorated for the anniversary.


Cargolux is looking back on a rich history: 45 years from an all-cargo charter flight operator to Europe’s largest all cargo airline today. It has become one of Luxembourg’s flagship companies and success stories and a key actor of a booming logistics sector which has developed around it.

Cargolux flies to over 90 destinations and had 941 flights into the region in 2015 with a total of 76,500 tons carried, an increase of 30% versus 2014.

Cargolux , you name it we fly it