January 6 - Cargolux Italia, the Milan-based arm of the global maindeck air freight carrier has appointed Pierandrea Galli as the company's new CEO, effective January 1, 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Galli was executive vice president, Europe & Middle East, at Toronto-based Skylink Aviation. Cargolux Italia will draw on Galli's extensive experience in the aviation and cargo business to consolidate its presence as the leading Italian all-cargo carrier operating in the domestic market, says the company.

Cargolux Italia is headquartered close to Milan International Airport and currently operates seven scheduled flights a weekfrom Milan to Dubai, Hong Kong, Osaka, Almaty, São Paulo and Luxembourg utilizing a Boeing 747-400freighter.