One month after a successful start up, Cargo B Airlines is in the final phase of adding a second B747 to its fleet. In cooperation with the Belgian Authorities and after the required formalities this aircraft will be registered as OO CBB and made ready for operations.
The regular services to Libreville, Johannesburg and Nairobi started on the14th of October with two weekly flights from Brussels. In addition to the regular African flights, the airline has operated charter flights to Cairo, Addis Ababa and Dar es Salam. The second aircraft will be used to increase the frequencies on the African network. This will be followed by the planned start up of South American services at the beginning of 2008.
In due course, Cargo B will also look at other markets and destinations. Brussels clearly is an ideal operational cargo hub for both import and export, with efficient road and rail connections as well as a global cargo flight network.
NEW BOARD MEMBER
At the last board meeting, Henny Essenberg was appointed as a new board member. He has had over 35 years’ experience in a wide range of responsibilities and competences within the airline industry.
After his studies in Economics at the Rotterdam University, he joined KLM in 1970 and was, as Vice President Cargo Services (1990-1995), responsible for the world wide operational processes of KLM Cargo with a fleet of 747-combis and 747-freighters, under wet lease contracts for both Martinair and Atlas Air.
He was Managing Director of AIR UK (1995-1998) and KLM Executive Vice President Passenger Business (1999-2004), a position where he was involved in realising the Joint Venture with North West Airlines. Since 2002 his main focus was the merger-project with Air France and the introduction to the SKYTEAM-Alliance. He is currently still active in the airline industry as an independent consultant.
Until September 2007 he was Non-Executive Director of Kenya Airways.