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Cargolux celebrates golden jubilee

CARGOLUX is celebrating 50 years of operations which, since its establishment in 1970, have seen it expand to become one of the leading freight-only operators in Europe and seventh on IATA's global ranking based on international scheduled FTKs

11 March 2020 - 19:00

CARGOLUX is celebrating 50 years of operations which, since its establishment in 1970, have seen it expand to become one of the leading freight-only operators in Europe and seventh on IATA's global ranking based on international scheduled FTKs.

In a statement, the all-cargo carrier explained: 'Exactly half a century ago, Luxembourg's national carrier Luxair, Iceland's national carrier Loftleidir, the Swedish shipping company Salen and some private investors, founded Cargolux.



'Since its inception, Cargolux has lived up to its now famous slogan 'You name it, we fly it' - the embodiment of the Cargolux spirit.'



Noting that it was the first airline to fly the 747-400F and 747-8F, Cargolux dubs itself as an industry pioneer.



To mark its 50th anniversary, Cargolux branded its LX-VCC 747-8 freighter with anniversary livery and the words 'Spirit of Cargolux'. Other aircraft in Cargolux's fleet also received commemorative emblems to highlight the milestone, reports London's Air Cargo News.



President and chief executive of Cargolux, Richard Forson, commented: 'It is a remarkable achievement for an all-cargo operator to celebrate 50 years in existence and I think I speak on behalf of the whole company when I say we are proud of how far our airline has come.



'We have weathered many storms over the years and this celebration shows the world how committed and dedicated our employees are.



'In addition, I would also like to thank all of our customers and business partners in helping us get to commemorating this memorable occasion.'


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