Lufthansa Cargo targets Mexico

LUFTHANSA CARGO is operating new MD-11 freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico.
It means the German cargo airline is now connecting the metropolis in the Mexican highlands with its Frankfurt hub. 
Guadalajara has evolved into a major business centre, especially for hi-tech companies in the electronics and information technology sector.
Over the past 10 years, more than 600 companies from the hi-tech sector have established bases in the region.
The automotive industry has also found the region around Guadalajara an ideal location for production plants.
Agriculture is a key factor in the export business in the million-plus City, 500 kilometers west of Mexico City.
More than half the farm produce in Mexico stems from the northwest of the country.
The twice-weekly flights ex Frankfurt are routed via Chicago and Mexico City and operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The return flights, also with a stopover in the USA, are on Thursdays and Sundays.
“Industry in the Guadalajara region has grown tremendously in the past few years,“ notes Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo board member for product and sales.
“With these new services, we are strengthening our presence in the Mexican growth market and making our global route network even more attractive to our customers.”
In its summer, 2013, flight schedule, Lufthansa Cargo is offering connections to 317 destinations in 106 countries.
A total of 48 cities, mostly in Asia, are served with freighters.In Asia, Lufthansa Cargo will be offering freighter connections to 25 destinations. 
Eight cities in North America will be served by freighters and nine in Latin America.Also included in the Lufthansa Cargo timetable are four freighter destinations in Africa.
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