Cargolux adds HK-Mexico cargo service to growing North America network
LUXEMBOURG-BASED airline Cargolux has commenced twice weekly service between Hong Kong and Mexico City operated by a Boeing 747 freighter
LUXEMBOURG-BASED airline Cargolux has commenced twice weekly service between Hong Kong and Mexico City operated by a Boeing 747 freighter.
The flights depart Hong Kong on Saturdays and Mondays, arriving in the Mexican capital on the following days respectively. The Monday flight will also include a stopover in Guadalajara, Mexico's second most populous municipality, reported London's Air Cargo News.
The transpacific service was introduced on December 10 with a total of 120 tonnes of cargo destined for both Guadalajara and Mexico City, which the freighter airline said 'bodes well for the connection that carries a number of different commodities such as garments, mobile phones and related accessories, as well as electronic appliances.'
Vice-president Asia and Pacific Kevin Shek was quoted as saying: 'Mexico is a rapidly growing economy and serving it directly from East Asia will enable for faster and more efficient exchanges of goods.'
This new service adds to an expanding list of transpacific flights originating from Hong Kong. The carrier already offers westbound flights to six other North American destinations: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Rickenbacker.