In 1970, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. started operations with a few Canadair CL-44 freighters. Over 40 years later, Cargolux is Europe's biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of modern Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 freighters. The company was launch customer and the world's first operator of both aircraft types and uses its modern fleet and a number of trucking contractors to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its worldwide network that covers some 90 destinations. Cargolux has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries. Its shareholders today are Luxair (43.4%), the Luxembourg State (35.0%), BCEE (10.9%) and SNCI (10.7%).
Cargolux has established itself as a high-quality, reliable air cargo carrier. Live animals, perishables or outsized freight benefit from Cargolux's proven expertise. Its highly trained and dedicated staff guarantees the best possible handling of its customers' shipments.
Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance services at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in 747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It also offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds approvals for other aircraft types, including the 737, 757, 767 and 777.
Over the years, innovative concepts and the constant drive for quality have earned Cargolux a number of awards, including the 'Best All Cargo Airline' award that the company received for four consecutive years by the readers of the trade magazine Air Cargo News in recognition of the its exemplary role as a first class provider of air cargo services to the industry.
Cargolux is a member of the association of European airlines (AEA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).