Lufthansa Cargo outlines winter freighter plans

By Damian Brett

Lufthansa Cargo B77F. Photographer: Oliver-Rösler. Source: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has revealed its freighter schedule for the winter season, with an average of 35 flights per week to Asia.

The cargo airline said that its Asian network would focus on the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai (PVG), the South Korean capital Seoul (ICN), Japan’s capital Tokyo (NRT) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKG).

Also scheduled are China’s capital Beijing (PEK) and the west Chinese metropolis Chengdu (CTU), as well as several destinations in India, including Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Chennai (MAA) and Bangalore (BLR)

There are also scheduled flights to the Japanese conurbation of Osaka (KIX), the Thai capital Bangkok (BKK), the Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and the Uzbek capital Tashkent (TAS).

Cargo aircraft are scheduled to operate 34 times a week between Europe and North America. Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Atlanta (ATL) are among the most frequently served airports.

In addition, Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA) and Dallas (DFW) in the US, Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) in Mexico and Toronto (YYZ) in Canada are also included. The Norwegian city of Stavanger (SVG) is also partially integrated into the North Atlantic rotation.

Four times a week, the freighters of Lufthansa’s cargo arm cross the south Atlantic westbound to connect Frankfurt with Campinas (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Recife (REC) in Brazil, Buenos Aires (EZE) in Argentina and Montevideo (MVD) in Uruguay.

In addition, four weekly round-trips to the Mediterranean region are on the agenda, connecting the Egyptian capital Cairo (CAI) and the Israeli metropolis Tel Aviv (TLV) with Frankfurt.

Dorothea von Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer and board member product and sales, said: “We look forward to again offering our customers an extensive and dense network of freighter connections in the coming winter period.

“It perfectly complements the some 150 worldwide destinations currently offered to our customers via the belly capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. In order to optimally meet demand, we will continue to manage our freighters flexibly in the coming months.”

The winter flight schedule is valid from 25 October.

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