Lufthansa taps US automobile market

KNOWN as the world’s traditional automotive centre, Detroit (US) is the latest destination to be served by Lufthansa Cargo.

A weekly MD-11F marks the operator’s first-ever flights between Frankfurt (Germany) and Detroit/ Michigan.

The route connects Germany with the centre of the US automobile industry every Monday (after the beginning of the summer schedule: each Sunday). The subsequent return flight will stop off in New York (US) on the way back to Frankfurt.

“The new freighter connection supplements the daily flights operated by Lufthansa passenger aircraft and offers our customers more capacity and greater flexibility,” Achim Martinka, Lufthansa Cargo vice-president the Americas, says. “The automotive and pharmaceuticals industries, especially, are fuelling the growing demand for fast and reliable transports to and from Detroit.”

In March, Lufthansa Cargo plans to expand its Detroit operations to twice a week. This new connection is the seventh US destination served by the cargo airline’s freighter network in the US.

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