Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced the addition of Manaus, Brazil, to its network of worldwide destinations.
The airfreight service begins on 19 May 2012 with flight CV7606 departing Luxembourg at 18:00 local time and arriving in São Paulo at 00:45 on the next day. Leaving the largest city in Brazil at 02:45 as flight CV 7617, the aircraft arrives in Manaus at 05:20 prior to taking off at 06:50 for Quito and Bogota, where it will land at 09:10 and 12:10 respectively before flying back to Luxembourg via Maastricht. Departure at Maastricht on 21 May is scheduled at 10:30 to allow the aircraft to land in Luxembourg at 11:10 on the same day.
Manaus is the capital of the federal state of Amazonas and counts nearly 2 million citizens. It is a free trade zone that has developed into one of Brazil’s major industrial centers for electronic and consumer goods. Manaus’ Eduardo Gomes International Airport is Brazil's third largest cargo airport in terms of freight movements.
‘Brazil is an important market for Cargolux, it is the economic engine of the region,’ said Frank Reimen, Cargolux President and CEO. ‘The presence of multinational companies has stimulated demand for fast and reliable air cargo transport, which is precisely what we offer our customers.’ Reimen added.
Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has been served by Cargolux since 1997. The country plays an important role in world trade as a major exporter of transport equipment, footwear, cars and iron ore. On the demand side, rapid economic growth has fueled imports of machinery, chemical products, oil, electronics and automotive spare parts.