Lufthansa Cargo to add new intra-European services

Source: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo will in April expand its intra-European network with the addition of three new destinations.

The carrier will add Larnaca, Athens and Milan to its network to expand its intra-European offering to 12 destinations and more than 50 flights per week.

The service from Frankfurt to Larnaca and Athens will operate twice per week with the first flight set for take-off on April 12.

The Milan flight will operate on a weekly basis and will link “the economically strong region of Lombardy in northern Italy with Central Europe and the rest of the world”.

Lufthansa’s European operation was launched a year ago and targets the e-commerce market with two converted A321 freighters. Two more are due to be added by late summer and the carrier may order more for its e-commerce operation.

“The adjustments and extensions to the flight schedule on short- and medium-haul routes associated with the further expansion of the fleet are currently still in the planning stage,” the carrier said.

The aircraft can carry 28 tons of payload on 14 pallet and container positions on the maindeck and ten on the lower deck.

Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Ashwin Bhat said: “We look back with satisfaction on the first year of A321 operations and are delighted with the positive response and increasing demand from our customers. All signs are pointing to growth at Lufthansa Cargo.

“With Larnaca, Athens and Milan, we have now added further very promising destinations to our route network. We want to expand our presence with our well-known service and product quality both in the fast-growing e-commerce segment and in the field of individual transport solutions according to customer needs.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]