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Celebrating 50 years

50 years in the air

Half a century of success

What does it take to build a successful enterprise from scratch? Starting with a late-night handshake between 3 ambitious investors and lots of hope, Cargolux’s history is one of perseverance, dedication, and flair.

Our company’s 50-year journey is a testament to the hard work of our people who have overcome challenges, celebrated success, and shown resilience throughout the years. Many milestones were achieved, and our fleet development mirrors both our growth and the ambition required to become a global player in the industry.

From start-up to international player, this platform offers the opportunity to explore the company’s unique history through the tales of those who shaped the company.

Next chapter: 1970 - 1979
The early years

The first decade in the long Cargolux history was one of expansion, bold decisions, and dedicated people who worked together in order to get the company off the ground and into the air.