Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux have set out plans to work together on operational issues including aircraft capacity, block space and interline agreements, hub connectivity and cargo handling.
The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic operational partnership in air cargo transport.
Emirates SkyCargo will use Boeing 747F aircraft from Cargolux to service customers with heavy/outsized cargo that will require nose loading or adding additional capacity, complementing its own fleet of Boeing 777 freighters.
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.
Cargolux will have access to Emirates SkyCargo’s network through the belly-hold of passenger flights to over 150 global destinations in 83 countries, while Emirates will have access to main deck 747 capacity on Cargolux’s network.
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 from its current three times a week service to facilitate connectivity between the two cargo hubs.