Austrian Lufthansa Cargo has successful start

DUAL cargo operations between Lufthansa Cargo and the Austrian Airlines have launched. Vienna-based Austrian Lufthansa Cargo is now marketing all freight capacities of both airlines in Austria. Freight activities in all other countries have been amalgamated under the management of Lufthansa Cargo.

Lufthansa Cargo chief executive officer, Carsten Spohr, said: “Staff from both companies have worked hard on shaping cooperation between the two airlines in recent months. We intend to expand our position in Austria in the long term, increase our market share and strengthen the Vienna hub.” The airport is set to become a centre for the companies’ cargo operations in future between eastern and western Europe.

Since 1 July, Austrian Lufthansa Cargo has been responsible for handling joint freight activities in the Austrian market and the expansion of Vienna Airport into a further hub in the network of Lufthansa Cargo.

Managing directors of Austrian Lufthansa Cargo are Franz Zöchbauer and Hasso Schmidt. Lufthansa Cargo has a 74 per-cent stake in the new company, Austrian Airlines holds 26 per cent.

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