Airplanes and carriers. Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux announce code-share
Dubai, UAE - Earlier this year both unveiled the start of a strategic partnership on a number of operational areas
(WAPA) - Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have announced that they will be entering into a code-share partnership for air cargo transportation. 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.
Earlier this year both carriers announced the start of a strategic operational partnership with the two airlines working closely on a number of operational areas including block space and interline agreements, aircraft charter, hub connectivity between Dubai and Luxembourg and cargo handling cooperation. The partnership has been off to a successful start with Emirates SkyCargo commencing weekly freighter services to Luxembourg from June 2017 and Cargolux transferring handling for their freighter flights at Dubai World Central (DWC) to Emirates SkyCargo in September 2017. Since July 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has also chartered B-747 freighter aircraft from Cargolux’s fleet.
The new partnership between the two carriers is a progression of the operational partnership under which both airlines would now be able to procure cargo capacity on each other’s flights and then offer it to their customers under their own airway bills and flight numbers. The code-share agreement will be applicable for cargo capacity on both passenger as well as freighter flights.
Minister Bausch and a senior delegation from Cargolux visited Emirates SkyCargo’s facilities at Dubai International airport and Dubai World Central earlier during the day. Both will continue to explore opportunities to further strengthen their operational partnership and build on mutual strengths to offer customers the highest standards of air cargo transport services. (Avionews)