Cargolux has launched a new service to Jakarta (CGK) on 23 June, the 16th destination on the company’s Asia-Pacific network.
The new frequency connects Luxembourg (LUX) to the Indonesian capital once a week. The flight leaves the Grand-Duchy on Sunday and arrives in Jakarta on Monday. The rotation then continues through Hong Kong (HKG) and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (ASB) before returning to Luxembourg on Tuesday morning.
Cargolux is the only cargo carrier to offer a direct main deck connection between Europe and Indonesia. The carrier notes that this prime position, coupled with the its fleet of B747 freighters, enables it to cater for a wide variety of commodities, as well as off-size freight such as oil and gas industry equipment, machinery, spare parts or aircraft engines.
The main cargo transiting through the area will include apparel, footwear, pharmaceuticals perishables and live animals.
For Domenico Ceci, Cargolux’s executive vice-president Sales & Marketing, adding Jakarta to the network is a welcome opportunity: “This new frequency contributes to enhancing our service offering in the Southeast Asian region and better connecting us with our customers in the area.
“Jakarta is an influential commercial centre, and we look forward to building local partnerships and furthering the city’s establishment as a global business gateway.”
The thriving Indonesian megalopolis is the world’s second largest urban agglomeration and home to the ASEAN secretariat, making it an attractive commercial destination. With prime geographical location in a dynamic region, Jakarta is a meaningful addition to Cargolux’s worldwide network, the carrier says.
“The weekly scheduled all-cargo flight will further strengthen Cargolux’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and enable the development of commercial relations between Europe and Indonesia. Customers in Jakarta will have the opportunity to benefit from the airline’s extensive road feeder services from Luxembourg hub to a vast choice of European destinations,” Cargolux adds.
Cargolux has been doing business in Jakarta for over 23 years, mostly through partnerships and interline agreements. The airline operated four charter flights – two inbound and two outbound – to CGK in 2018 ahead of the Asian Games.