On Sunday, July 2 Cargolux began regular operations at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA: UIO) in the city of Quito. The airline, based in Luxembourg, will operate into Quito with four flights a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The cargo airline uses Boeing 747-8F and 747-400 aircraft with a capacity of 126 and 110 metric tons of cargo, respectively, mainly for export-quality flowers that will be transported to clients in the European market.
According to Andrew O´Brian, President and Director General of Corporación Quiport, the arrival of Cargolux is an important milestone in air cargo transportation in Ecuador. “Our objective is to increase the connectivity of the city and enable access to greater market diversity for our exports,” said Mr O’Brian.
Flowers are the main product exported through air cargo; they are highly desired worldwide due to their quality.