WAITING FOR EXTRA INFO: Lufthansa Cargo transports car in Eurowings belly
01 / 02 / 2018
Lufthansa Cargo has carried out the first commercial transport of a vehicle on an Airbus A330 passenger aircraft.
The transport of a SEAT Arona from Cologne to xxxx was carried out on behalf of logistics firm IQS Group on an A330 flown by Lufthansa Cargo sister company Eurowings.
In order to transport the car in a passenger aircraft, rather than a freighter, Lufthansa Cargo and its partner Aircargo Consulting needed to develop a “special process that now makes it possible to transport even larger vehicles in the bellies of Eurowings”.
Lufthansa Cargo said that in future its automotive customers will benefit from an expanded network and lower costs due to a reduced space requirement for loading.
“This was preceded by several meetings with all parties involved, subsequent process descriptions and an operational risk analysis," said Joachim Binte, director sales and handling at Lufthansa Cargo in Cologne.
“We have started with destinations in southern Africa and are planning to expand to other Eurowings destinations.”
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