New freighter carrier set to be launched from Leipzig-Halle, report claims

A new freighter carrier is set to be launched by CargoLogicManagement (CLM) from Leipzig-Halle Airport, according to an online report.

Cargo Forwarder reports CLM – which is part of the Volga-Dnepr Group – has applied for an Airport Operator Certificate (AOC) in Germany to set-up CargoLogicGermany, similar to fast-expanding UK-based CargoLogicAir- which is part of the Volga group of airlines.

The project is reportedly being led by CLM senior vice president of operations Ulrich Ogiermann (pictured above) who took on the role in July after leaving Qatar Airways Cargo.

Ogiermann has also reportedly started recruiting pilots for CargoLogicGermany, the report claims while an application to the German aviation regulator for an AOC is well underway.

The report also claims the carrier will operate three leased Boeing 737-400Fs and all services will be focused on the e-commerce sector.

Leipzig-Halle Airport is Europe’s fifth biggest airport for air cargo tonnage after Frankfurt, Paris CDG, London Heathrow, and Amsterdam.

The Volga-Dnepr Group is one of the fastest growing carrier groups in the globe and AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines are both growing at pace.