Lufthansa Cargo adds new routes to the US
03 / 08 / 2009
LUFTHANSA Cargo is offering new and attractive destinations in the USA and southern Europe. The Greek capital Athens has been added to the carrier’s freighter schedules. An MD-11F commenced a once-weekly flight on Thursdays ex Frankfurt to Athens – from there, it will fly on via the Indian business and trade centre Mumbai to Hong Kong.
In addition, the routing Frankfurt – Istanbul – Frankfurt will be served five times a week after a short stoppage and on Saturdays, an additional stopover in Athens is implemented. The A300F freighter offers a capacity of 40 tonnes.
With these freighter services, Lufthansa Cargo is responding to the growing importance of the Greek airfreight market. As previously, however, it will continue serving Athens with belly capacities on Lufthansa passenger aircraft and ad-hoc road services from Frankfurt and Munich airports.
“The newcomers to the network in Europe, the USA and South America will strengthen the position of Lufthansa Cargo in those markets and offer our customers attractive connections to strong growth regions,” said Bernhard Kindelbacher, senior vice-president network and product management, Lufthansa Cargo. “Moreover, they show how fast and flexible we are harnessing opportunities in a difficult market environment so as to emerge from the crisis as a reliable and future-proof partner for our customers.”