This unique and ground breaking agreement, the first of its kind in the air cargo industry between a mainline airline and a specialised freighter operator. It will allow cooperation between two carriers with complementary strengths and shared values for customer service excellence.
The agreement was signed at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich in the course of the fair Transport Logistic 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux will seek to work closely on a number of operational aspects including:
Aircraft capacity: Emirates will utilise Boeing 747F aircrafts from Cargolux and will therefore continue to have access to Boeing 747F aircraft to service customers with heavy/outsized cargo that will require nose loading or adding additional capacity, complementing its own fleet of Boeing 777 freighters.
Block space and interline: Both carriers will further develop block space and interline agreements for use on each other’s networks permitting access to capacity on routes where they do not currently operate.
Hub connectivity and cargo handling: Emirates SkyCargo will commence freighter operations to Luxembourg from June 2017. Cargo from both Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux will be handled at the same facility in Luxembourg. Cargolux will also increase the frequency of freighters to Dubai World Central (DWC) from its current three times a week service to facilitate connectivity between the two cargo hubs.