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Lufthansa Cargo continues to enhance route network

[ May 10, 2017   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo is continuing to enhance its route network by making improvements of its cargo connections and the freight capacity of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, and Eurowings long-haul passenger flights.

Further destinations will be added in the coming months via Eurowings belly capacity on long-haul flights. From June, Lufthansa Cargo will use an Airbus A330 to serve Las Vegas (LAS) twice a week. Seattle (SEA, 2/7), Orlando (MCO, 2/7) and Windhoek (WDH, 2/7) will be added as further destinations from Cologne in July. Cargo stations in Cuba’s Varadero (VRA, 3/7) and Havana (HAV, 1/7) are also planned.

Lufthansa Cargo currently operates cargo flights to the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai (PVG) seven times a week, but from September there will be nine regular weekly connections. In addition, this route will exclusively be operated by Boeing 777F cargo aircraft with a standard load capacity of around 103 tonnes. Up to now, also MD-11Fs served this destination. From July, the cargo connection to Guangzhou (CAN) is also being upped by one weekly flight to five services per week.

In summer, Lufthansa German Airlines also adds various connections on passenger aircraft: From 12 May, an Airbus A340 will travel twice weekly between Frankfurt and Montreal (YUL), as of 14 May, an additional Airbus A330 will fly the route between Frankfurt and Boston (BOS), and from 18 May, an additional Boeing 747-8i will operate between Frankfurt and Los Angeles (LAX).

Since 1 May, there has already been a new daily service from Munich (MUC) to Vancouver (YVR) with an Airbus A330. Additional services from Frankfurt to Cape Town (CPT) and Reykjavik (KEF) are also new to the Lufthansa passenger summer flight schedule.

Lufthansa Cargo is furthermore continuing to extend its partnerships. After the successful start to the collaboration with Japanese airline ANA Cargo two years ago and launching the cooperation with Cathay Pacific Cargo out of Hong Kong last year, a cargo joint venture with United Airlines has recently been announced.