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Cargolux Group adds Oslo to its network

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The Cargolux Group adds a weekly service on Tuesdays from Oslo to Luxembourg on 1 November 2016 on its flight C85022 from New York.

The first flight will carry a load of salmon that will be distributed to various Cargolux destinations from the airline’s hub in Luxembourg.

Operated with modern 747-8 freighters, the Oslo service caters to the air freight needs of Norwegian shippers who are set to benefit from Cargolux’s long-standing expertise in cool chain transports and the airline’s dedicated CV Fresh product offering. With Cargolux, they gain fast access to the carrier’s established international network from its hub in Luxembourg and many have supported the start-up of this new service with long-term freight commitment.

The Avinor Oslo Airport management welcomes the Cargolux Group with a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the first flight that will also be attended by major Norwegian freight forwarders.

“We are very happy to introduce Oslo to our network,” says Niek van der Weide, Cargolux EVP Sales & Marketing.

“The response from our customers has been phenomenal and we appreciate the way they welcome us in Norway. The firm support of our clients shows that our personal attention and dedication to the needs of our partners in the market is noted and appreciated.”

“The seafood industry requires more direct capacity to the most important markets in Asia and the US. We are continuously working to facilitate more direct capacity from Oslo Airport and through Cargolux, the seafood industry will have access to yet another desirable network to the most important overseas markets,” says Avinor Manager Cargo Development, Martin Langaas.

In addition to seafood, Cargolux also expects to carry shipments for the oil and gas industry on the US – Norway – Luxembourg service.

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