Narita Airport Added to Cargolux Network
Luxembourg-based Cargolux recently announced the launch of a new weekly flight from Luxembourg Airport, to Narita International Airport in Japan. This new flight is part of a partnership agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) for code-share cargo flights between the two countries.
A traditional water cannon salute greeted Cargolux’s Boeing 747-8 freighter upon its arrival at Narita airport, followed by the customary celebratory events.
Chief Executive Office of Cargolux, Richard Forson highlighted the importance of Japan in the Cargolux service network, “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”.
The new service takes off from Luxembourg every Tuesday evening and lands in Narita (NRT) on the following day at approximately 16:25. The return flight stops at Incheon and Novosibirsk, arriving in Luxembourg on the Thursday with an arrival time of 06:15.
Due to both the Cargolux and NCA flights operating on different days of the week, additional market opportunities are opened up for both airlines in the Europe-Narita sector in-turn promoting competition between the partner airlines.
Narita Airport handles over 2 million tonnes of air cargo each year which equates to 50% of the total amount of the international cargo going through Japan. Communications equipment, pharmaceuticals, prestige cars and semiconductors and electronic components are some of the major imports.
Major export goods include automobile parts, semiconductors, electronic components and other manufacturing devices, as well as scientific optical equipment.
Cargolux has been serving Japanese exporters and importers ever since 1985 when they first flight began.