Challenge Group launches Dubai-Liège freighter flights

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Challenge Group is strengthening its network with a new scheduled freighter service from its home hub Liège (LGG) to Dubai World Central (DWC) via Tel Aviv (TLV).

The service will begin on Thursday May 16. Initially, the service will operate weekly every Thursday, deploying a Boeing 747F aircraft with a capacity of 120 tons.

This frequency will double from June onwards, with flights available on Tuesdays and Fridays, utilising the Group’s Boeing 767-300BDSF aircraft.

“This service is key in linking the Gulf with Europe and the US, leveraging Challenge Group’s main hub in Liège,” said Challenge Group.

Or Zak, chief commercial officer at Challenge Group, said: “We are thrilled to launch this new scheduled route, which underscores our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers with our expanding Boeing 747 and 767 fleets. This initiative is a natural extension of our successful service between Mumbai and Liège, enhancing our global presence.”

As well as general cargo, the service will offer capacity for specialised shipments. This includes aircraft engines, live animals, pharmaceuticals, perishables, dangerous goods, high-tech and e-commerce products. 

Local operations in Dubai will be managed by GSA Global Cargo LLC.

According to Planespotters, Challenge Group’s fleet currently includes four operational 747-400Fs and an additional parked 747-400F, plus two operational 767-300Fs and an additional two parked 767-300Fs.

Air Cargo News has contacted Challenge Group for confirmation.

Challenge Group launches freighter service to Mumbai

Challenge Group adds another 747 freighter

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]