Pictured in Dubai on 10 October: Nabil Sultan (second from left), infrastructure minister François Bausch (beside him), Cargolux CEO Richard Forson (second from right) and chairman of Cargolux board Paul Helminger (far right).
Cargolux Airlines has entered a codeshare partnership for air cargo transport with Emirates SkyCargo.
According to a press release, the agreement was formalised in Dubai on 10 October when Cargolux CEO Richard Forson and Emirates’ division vice president Nabil Sultan inked the document in the presence of Luxembourg infrastructure minister François Bausch.
The codeshare partnership is the latest in a string of strategic steps between the two firms. Earlier this year they announced plans to work more closely on an operational level in the areas of block space and interline agreements, aircraft charter and hub connectivity between Dubai and Luxembourg.
In June 2017, Emirates SkyCargo began weekly freighter services to Luxembourg while in September Cargolux transferred handling for its freighter flights at Dubai World Central to Emirates SkyCargo. The press release further added that Emirates SkyCargo has chartered a Boeing 747-F from Cargolux’s fleet since July 2017.
Under the new codeshare partnership, both carriers will be able to procure cargo capacity on each other’s flights and offer it to their customers under their own air waybills and flight numbers. It is applicable for cargo capacity on both passenger and freight flights.
The partnership signing formed part of a trade visit by a Luxembourg delegation to the UAE. During the visit, minister Bausch along with a delegation from Cargolux visited Emirates SkyCargo’s facilities at Dubai International airport and Dubai World Central.