10/06/2022 Shannon Group has welcomed the addition of Shannon Airport to global cargo airline Cargolux’s network. The inaugural Cargolux service arrived in Shannon Airport yesterday from Seattle. The weekly, year-round service will route from Los-Angeles via Seattle. The flight will then depart Shannon for Cargolux’s hub in Luxembourg, from where it provides both a vast road trucking network across Continental Europe, and onward flights to destinations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Commenting on the announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said: “We welcome the announcement by cargo operator, Cargolux. Cargolux has been operating ad hoc flights into Shannon for several years and this regular service cements the airline’s commitment to Shannon, on the back of growing demand in Ireland. “The addition of Shannon Airport to their global network is another vote of confidence in our airport facilities. With Cargolux’s worldwide network covering over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights, this service will provide a convenient new option for the region's manufacturing sector exporting to the global marketplace.” The airline, which is based in Luxembourg, operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 and Boeing 747-400 freighters, and will join DHL, UPS and FedEx in offering scheduled cargo services from Shannon Airport.