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CargoLogicAir ready for take-off

CargoLogicAir (CLA), the UK-registered cargo airline part-controlled by Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), is to launch its first scheduled cargo route later this month, providing main deck services connecting the UK and Mexico.

Twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 flights will depart from CLA’s base at London Stansted Airport every Wednesday and Saturday starting on 19 August.

Flights will operate to Mexico City International Airport via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

CLA said the full aircraft routing includes Houston, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi enabling it to offer customers a number of Europe-Mexico, Europe-Middle East and US-Middle East connections.

In the Middle East, the cargo carrier is providing road feeder services to Dubai International Airport (DXB), Dubai World Central (DWC) and Sharjah (SHJ). Over Frankfurt, CLA will also link up with the global network of its partner airline, ABC, enabling it to offer onward connections to the Asia Pacific region.

CargoLogicAir, which will offer a total cargo capacity of over 200 tonnes a week on its new routes, has also appointed Aerocharter as its GSA partner in Mexico, AirCargoAmericas in the US and AirFreightLogistics in Europe.

CLA was awarded its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016. Since then, it has been providing global charter services and supporting ACMI contracts.

The launch of its first scheduled route follows the delivery of CLA’s third Boeing 747 freighter in May 2017. The airline has reported strong customer demand in the first half of 2017 with its ACMI and charter operations growing 44% year-on-year.

Dmitry Grishin, CEO of CargoLogicAir, said: “The arrival of our third 747 freighter means we are ready to begin our scheduled cargo operations and we are confident the routing we have chosen will appeal strongly to customers moving car spares, hi-tech, energy, aerospace and healthcare products.”

Chief Operating Officer, Sten Rossby, added: “Our growing air charter and ACMI operations have enabled us to establish the quality and reliability of our services and this has also helped us to already achieve a high level of customer commitments to support our first scheduled operation.”

Source and Credit to: Lloyds Loading List


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