Cargolux has announced the launch of a new frequency to Shenzhen, China to meet the growing demand for capacity there and expand its position in the region. 


In a statement, Cargolux said the weekly frequency is routed Luxembourg-Bangkok-Shenzhen before returning westbound to Luxembourg via Bangkok with an additional stopover in Budapest.


"Shenzhen is Cargolux’s 6th destination in mainland China, bolstering the company’s position as a leading provider of air cargo services in the region," it said. 


"The latest addition to Cargolux’s extensive network is an opportunity for the airline to meet growing customer requirements while also exploring additional market opportunities," it added.


Shenzhen is China’s 4th busiest and the world’s 24th busiest cargo airport.


Cargolux noted that the weekly scheduled all-cargo flight will also further strengthen its footprint in the area.


“Shenzhen is an important commercial gateway and this new frequency will allow us to better connect with customers in the region. This additional service between Europe and China will also offer seamless main-deck capacity between these two commercial centers,” said For Domenico Ceci, Cargolux’s EVP Sales & Marketing.


Cargolux said this inaugural flight marks the beginning of a regular service between Luxembourg and Shenzhen but the history between the Chinese airport and Cargolux goes back several decades.


In November 1992, Cargolux was the first foreign airline, cargo or passenger, to land at Shenzhen airport.