UK air cargo carrier CargoLogicAir adds Dubai service
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British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA), a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, is adding its second scheduled cargo route, with a weekly service connecting London to Dubai and Hong Kong via Frankfurt.
CLA’s new 747-8F will be deployed on the new service, departing London every Saturday with 135 tonnes of cargo capacity, bound for Dubai and Hong Kong via Frankfurt.
The aircraft will then return direct from Hong Kong to London Stansted every Monday.
This the is the second scheduled service for the carrier after it added its first route back in August, a 747-400 freighter service from London Stansted Airport to Mexico City International Airport, via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Since receiving its Air Operator Certificate from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority in early 2016, CLA has provided charter services and served ACMI contracts.
Based on the interest the carrier has seen so far in its scheduled route to Mexico, “we are now looking to add a third weekly frequency on the route in early 2018 to support the level of business investment and market growth in Mexico,” said CLA chief commercial officer Steve Harvey.
“Our strategy remains on track and we are now actively looking to add a fourth Boeing 747 freighter to our fleet early next year, in line with our business plan to be operating a fleet of five 747Fs by the end of our third year of operations,” added Dmitry Grishin, the carrier’s CEO.
CLA took delivery of its third 747 freighter in May.