Cargolux celebrates 50 years
Cargolux is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Luxembourg’s national carrier Luxair, Iceland's national carrier Loftleiðir, the Swedish shipping company Salén and some private investors founded Cargolux exactly half a century ago.
With a single aircraft and a handful of employees, these ambitious investors created what was to become one of the world’s leading all-cargo carriers.
“It is a remarkable achievement for an all-cargo operator to celebrate 50 years in existence and I think I speak on behalf of the whole company when I say we are proud of how far our airline has come. I would also like to thank all our customers and business partners that have helped us achieve this success so that we can honour this memorable occasion,” says Richard Forson, Cargolux’s president and CEO.
A retrospective website has been launched to commemorate the airline’s journey and evolution. The narrative that takes readers through the years is complemented by pictures of the company’s core business and fleet over half a century. (mw)