Cargolux adds Jakarta to global network

Cargolux has launched a weekly Boeing 747 freighter service to Jakarta (CGK), the 16th destination on the Luxembourg-based freighter operator’s Asia-Pacific network.  

The flight leaves the Luxembourg on Sunday and arrives in Jakarta on Monday. The rotation then continues through Hong Kong and Ashgabat before returning to Luxembourg on Tuesday morning.

Said an airline spokesperson: “Cargolux is the only cargo carrier to offer a direct maindeck connection between Europe and Indonesia. This prime position, coupled with the company’s fleet of 747 freighters, allows the company to cater for a wide variety of commodities, as well as off-size freight such as oil and gas industry equipment, machinery, spare parts or aircraft engines.

“The main cargo transiting through the area will include apparel, footwear, pharmaceuticals, perishables and live animals.”

Domenico Ceci, Cargolux executive vice-president sales and marketing, said: “This new frequency contributes to enhancing our service offering in the Southeast Asian region and better connecting us with our customers in the area. Jakarta is an influential commercial centre, and we look forward to building local partnerships and furthering the city’s establishment as a global business gateway.”

Customers in Jakarta will have the opportunity to benefit from the airline’s extensive road feeder services from its Luxembourg hub to European destinations, the airline said.

Cargolux has  been doing business in Jakarta for over 23 years, mostly through partnerships and interline agreements. The airline operated four charter flights, two inbound and two outbound, to CGK in 2018, ahead of the Asian Games.

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