New Brazilian route for Lufthansa Cargo

PENDING regulatory approval Lufthansa Cargo will operate two MD-11 flights per week from Frankfurt to Manaus in Brazil from 21 January.

The flights will take off on Mondays and Fridays and the services to the city in the Amazon Basin will include stopovers in Dakar and Viracopos, São Paulo. The return flights from Manaus on Tuesdays and Saturdays will stop in Quito and Bogotá, with a technical stop in Curacao.

“Manaus is a free-trade zone that has evolved into one of Brazil’s major industrial centres,” Achim Martinka, Lufthansa Cargo’s vice-president of the Americas, comments. “With our new connections, we are expanding our customised product to accommodate the increased demand from the hi-tech industry, especially in Asia.”

Lufthansa Cargo is the only cargo carrier to offer direct connections between Europe and Manaus. The company currently operates 10 freighter flights per week between Europe and South America.

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