News: Luxembourg-based air cargo carrier Cargolux has restarted flights to Latacunga, Ecuador's Cotopaxi International Airport, reports Air Cargo World. This came after a halt in fight operation for approximately 39 years. The carrier's previous freight service to Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport is replaced by twice-weekly flights and will be driven by Cotopaxi's revamped freight facilities and lack of curfew limitations, according to a press release. The cargo facilities of the Cotopaxi Airport are featured with cool rooms with space for several wide-body freighters. Additionally, the exceptional roads that link the flower producers with the airport will make cargo operations on the ground quicker, safer and easier for all the players that are involved.
Cargolux is the 10th largest air cargo carrier in the world in terms of tonne/km flown. It is Europe's largest all-cargo airline and has a fleet of 16 B747-400F freighters. The planes are capable of carrying large and heavy cargoes (such as oil and gas equipment), as well as perishables, temperature-sensitive goods and live animals.