Cargolux inaugurates new route to Narita International Airport
Cargolux has inaugurated a new weekly flight from Luxembourg Airport, to Narita International Airport in Japan, it was announced by press release on 28 March 2018.
According to Cargolux: “The new route falls under the scope of a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) for code-share cargo flights between Luxembourg and Tokyo.”
The Cargolux weekly flight to Narita leaves Luxembourg every Tuesday evening, arriving in Narita on Wednesday afternoon at 16:25. The return flight is routed via Incheon and Novosibirsk and arrives in Luxembourg on Thursday 06:15 (all local times).
“As the Cargolux and NCA flights are operated on different days of the week, this arrangement gives additional market opportunities for both airlines on the Europe-Narita sector while at the same time promoting competition between the partner airlines,” the press release stated.
Cargolux first started operating flights to Japan in 1985 and has been serving Japanese exporters and importers ever since. Prior to the October 2017 negotiations, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines had already agreed to strengthen cooperation in certain areas through a code-share and space-swap agreement granting access to each other’s capacity on certain flights from Europe to Japan.