Cargolux will commence a new South American routing between Luxemboug and Buenos Aires using Boeing 747 freighters starting Nov. 13.
The service will route via Viracopos, Brazil, on the way to Buenos Aires, and the return leg will make stops in Latacunga, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; and Kent, England.
Officials are planning to see automotive and consumer goods on the flights to Agrentina, and they will likely transport automotive parts, live animals and perishables on the return flight.
"The additional rotation to South America is introduced due to increasing exports and demand for air cargo capacity out of Ecuador and Colombia as well as a requirement for additional capacity from Brazil in combination with the service to Argentina," according to a company statement.
In a worldwide market that is seemingly flush with freighter capacity, Cargolux keeps expanding services. After starting its first services between Vienna and Hong Kong in August, the all-cargo carrier added its second 747-8 freighter routing between the cities in October, hoping to take advantage of high-tech and garment exports out of China. Cargolux received its ninth Boeing 747-8 freighter in September, and the carrier can now boast a 19-plane 747 freighter fleet.