Europe’s largest cargo airline confirms Shannon Airport is the latest addition to its global network

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Europe’s largest cargo airline has confirmed Shannon Airport as the latest addition to its global network.

The inaugural Cargolux service, flight CLX-38B, landed in Shannon yesterday, having flown direct from Seattle on the West Coast of the United States.

Cargolux is based in Luxembourg and is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline.

It operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 freighters and Boeing 747-400 freighters and has operated ad hoc flights to Shannon for several years.

This scheduled service cements the airline’s commitment to business in the region, with a weekly frequency departing from Los Angeles and calling at Seattle and Shannon before continuing on to Luxembourg.

Cargolux says the introduction of Shannon is an opportunity for the company to meet growing customer demand and expand its presence in the British Isles and Ireland.

In a statement, its executive vice president of sales and marketing, Domenico Ceci, said Shannon is a thriving business gateway and they look forward to growing their partnerships in the region.

Cargolux’s global network covers more than 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights and offers full and partial charter services.

The company has more than 85 offices in more than 50 countries and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations.

While the Cargolux group employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide.