Airline, Shipping

"Cargolux (CV, Luxembourg) is in talks with Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) over possible cooperation in the future an airline spokeswoman has confirmed to ch-aviation. The cargo specialist sent several representatives to Iran last week as part of a forty-strong business delegation led by Luxembourg's Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider to explore possible investment opportunities. "We are in discussions with them to explore if there [are] business opportunities," Cargolux's Head of Corporate Communications, Moa Sigurdardottir, said in an emailed statement. "At this stage nothing has been signed." Local press reports have indicated Cargolux will likely resume its Iranian operations with charter flights which, if successful, could lead to scheduled services. The carrier withdrew from the Iranian market in 2007." (ch-aviation, "Luxembourg's Cargolux is in talks with Iran Air," 10/27/2016).