Lufthansa Cargo introduces twice weekly B777Fs to Chengdu

18 / 05 / 2018

Lufthansa Cargo has confirmed its latest capacity increase into the Chinese cargo market by adding twice weekly B777 freighter services to the city of Chengdu.

Chengdu in western China has joined Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong as Lufthansa Cargo freighter connections to the country.

Speaking at Air Cargo China in Shanghai, Frank Naeve, Lufthansa Cargo vice president Asia-Pacific, said: “The extension to our network will allow us to offer solutions for the booming markets in the west of China.

“These new flights to Chengdu are strengthening our position in China. It is a further investment into the very important Chinese airfreight market,” he declared.

Noting that Lufthansa Cargo has been working with Chinese airfreight customers for more than 20 years, chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech added: “Our aim is to build on this and expand into the future.”

It is the latest step in the freight carrier’s commitment to the Chinese market. Last year, the frequency of its freighter service to Shanghai was increased from seven to 11 flights a week.

Furthermore, Lufthansa Cargo offers the bellyhold capacities of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines passenger services to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Qingdao and Shenyang. Lufthansa has been serving Shenyang in north eastern China three times a week with passenger services from Frankfurt since the end of March this year.

Lufthansa Cargo flew 240,000 tons of cargo from and to China in 2017.

Greater China (mainland China plus Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) represented Lufthansa Cargo’s third-largest export market by volume last year (beaten only by Germany and the US) and second-largest by revenue (beaten only by Germany).

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