I haven't been able to find one but it is probably a safe bet that most ops will be in the wee hours of the night.
Given the close ties between QR and Cargolux, I wonder if the upcoming QR frequencies from IAH/ATL to LUX will replace some of the existing Cargolux frequencies. For example, CV currently flies ATL-LUX 5x weekly.
I've been contracted to them for some time, and one look around LUX would negate your comment fairly quickly. Aside from that, the 777 isn't nearly as capable as the 744F on dense cargo, no matter how you cut it.
CargoLex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1271 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2829 times:
Hard to say what impact that will have on Cargolux. Yes, it could mean reduced CV frequencies to these airports (though CV doesn't serve YYZ), but it also might mean that the 777LRF is a better fit for current demand. CargoItalia made a big splash of launching ATL last year but couldn't make it work.
But I think the timing of this press release might have more to do with Lufthansa Cargo than with CV. Of these three destinations, two are served by LH Cargo by now-threatened night ops from Frankfurt. If LH isn't able to run these frequencies anymore, then QR might want to pick up that demand.
Rather the opposite. Cargolux will take advantage of QR's expansive destinations to more than 110 cities around the world, and it can add to QR's places where it does not serve expansively like North America.
Qatar isn't majority shareholder by a mile.
I think it's actually good synergies. QR flights between DOH and LUX can feed CV flights to North and South America, and QR gets to benefit from CV's extensive RFS network.