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Cargolux begins Munich-Atlanta service

Cargolux Airlines International introduced a regular service between Atlanta and Munich via Luxembourg.

A Boeing 747-400 freighter will serve the route every Monday.

The main import customer for the new Cargolux service is the German freight forwarder Senator International Spedition.

“Cargolux is a trusted and reliable partner who supports us in delivering first-class global logistics services to our own customers. The Cargolux network offers us a wide array of options to accommodate with this weekly operation,” Tim-Oliver Kirschbaum, CEO of Senator International, said.

This is Cargolux’s first regular airfreight service to and from Munich. Until now, the airline has relied on its trucking services to transport freight between its Luxembourg hub and Munich.

“Import tonnage on this flight mostly originates in the United States and Asia. At the same time, Munich offers us an excellent opportunity to consolidate general cargo intended for other areas in our network,” Richard Forson, Cargolux interim president and CEO, said.

Munich Airport has recently started a push to expand its air cargo activities and attract more all-cargo operators. In 2012, the airport handled around 290,000 tonnes of airfreight and mail.