Ireland’s global supply chain has been enhanced boosted by Luxemburg based Cargolux adding Shannon to its global network in response to growing customer demand. The inaugural flight landed at Shannon Airport on 9th June directly from Seattle was operated by LX-VCH Boeing 747-8R7F msn 35821. The weekly frequency is routed Los Angeles – Seattle – Shannon – Luxembourg operated by Boeing 747-400F or Boeing 747-8F aircraft.

Cargolux’s Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing Domenico Ceci said “This new frequency is a welcome development for Cargolux to connect with its global customers and expand services in the area. Shannon is a thriving commercial gateway, and we look forward to building our partnerships in the region”.

Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said “We welcome the announcement by cargo operator, Cargolux. Cargolux has been operating ad hoc flights into Shannon for several years and this regular service cements the airline’s commitment to Shannon, on the back of growing demand in Ireland. The addition of Shannon Airport to their global network is another vote of confidence in our airport facilities.  With Cargolux’s worldwide network covering over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights, this service will provide a convenient new option for the region’s manufacturing sector exporting to the global marketplace.”

The airline, which is based in Luxembourg, operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 and Boeing 747-400 freighters, and will join DHL, UPS and FedEx in offering scheduled cargo services from Shannon Airport.

Image Credit: Cargolux

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