Lufthansa Cargo shifts Asian hub to Krasnoyarsk
31 / 05 / 2009
AS of June, Lufthansa Cargo is relocating on schedule, its technical stopover point for its cargo flights from Astana Kazakhstan, to Krasnoyarsk in Russia. The first flight via the new route will be made on 1 June from Tokyo via Krasnoyarsk to Frankfurt. Later, the flights to and from China will be made via Siberia.
On completion of the relocation, freight to the previous location of Astana will only be transported aboard flights of Lufthansa Passage. Lufthansa Cargo, however, will continue to have a presence in Kazakhstan with its cargo flights to Almaty.
“With the relocation of our operations, we are realising a long-planned optimisation of the routing,” said Carsten Spohr (right), chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo. “The new stopover in Krasnoyarsk shortens the flying time to the Far East by an average of about 12 minutes per flight and thus makes a valuable contribution to the further reduction of costs.” As a result, thanks to the new routing Lufthansa Cargo will use 2,000 tons of kerosene less per annum.