Cargolux has started a second 747-8 freighter service from Hong Kong to the Austrian capital, reacting to customer demand for more air freight capacity on this route.
The change became effective with the landing of Cargolux flight CV 6713 on 17 October 2013. Representatives of the Vienna airport management welcomed the arrival, noting the enthusiastic acceptance of the efficient Cargolux service in the Austrian industry and freight community.
The Cargolux flights to Vienna on Thursdays and Saturdays are perfectly geared towards the import of high-tech products and textiles out of China and are supplemented by the exports of healthcare products, heavy machinery and spares from Vienna.
Cargolux only introduced its first Vienna service at the beginning of August 2013. That flight originates in Hanoi and Hong Kong and offered the fastest connection for Austrian shippers to all Cargolux destinations. The rapid success of that service has prompted the second weekly flight to Vienna, a traditional east-west cargo transfer point. In September 2013, the airport handled 22,948 tonnes of freight, an increase of 13.8% over the same month in 2012. The airport offers round-the-clock operations without curfew and 24-hour cargo handling facilities.
For many years, Cargolux customers in Austria have also enjoyed fast and reliable road feeder services, connecting the major industrial centers in Eastern Europe with Vienna and the airline’s hub in Luxembourg. With the second flight, however, Cargolux is able to further reduce its trucking activities from Austria to Luxembourg with all attached environmental benefits.