Lufthansa Cargo sharpens knives with 35 weekly Europe-Asia routes
Lufthansa Cargo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, released a winter season schedule for its cargo operations. The carrier announced its plans to operate 35 regular Europe-Asia cargo flights per week from October 25, 2020.
On October 21, 2020, Lufthansa Cargo announced that in the coming half-year during the winter season it would continue to serve a bunch of destinations worldwide from its home hub in Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA). The airline bet on connections among Europe and Asia by scheduling an average of 35 freighter flights per week. The cargo operator stated that in the region of Asia it would mainly focus on the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai (PVG), the South Korean capital Seoul (ICN), Japan's capital Tokyo (NRT), and the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).
The winter schedule is also focused on several more routes to China's capital Beijing (PEK) and the West Chinese metropolis Chengdu (CTU), as well as some destinations in India which would include Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Chennai (MAA), and Bangalore International Airport (BLR), announced Lufthansa Cargo in the press release.
According to the statement, the German carrier would also serve such Asian destinations as the Japanese conurbation of Osaka (KIX), the Thai capital Bangkok (BKK), the Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) as well as the Uzbek capital Tashkent International Airport (TAS).
"We look forward to again offering our customers an extensive and dense network of freighter connections in the coming winter period. It perfectly complements some 150 worldwide destinations currently offered to our customers via the belly capacities of Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA), Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. In order to optimally meet demand, we will continue to manage our freighters flexibly in the coming months," said Dorothea von Boxberg, the CCO and Board Member Product and Sales of Lufthansa Cargo.
Under the newly formed winter schedule, Lufthansa Cargo would operate freighter flights connecting Europe and North America for a frequency of 34 operations per week.
Those particular routes would include Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA), and Dallas (DFW) in the United States, Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) in Mexico, as well as Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Canada.
The Southwestern Norwegian city of Stavanger (SVG) has also been partially integrated into the North Atlantic route rotation, stated Lufthansa Cargo.
The German airline’s freighters would also cover the South Atlantic westbound with an aim to connect Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) with Campinas (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Recife (REC) in Brazil, Buenos Aires (EZE) in Argentina and Montevideo (MVD) in Uruguay for the frequency of four flights per week.
“In addition, four weekly round-trips to the Middle Eastern and African region are on the agenda, connecting the Egyptian capital Cairo (CAI) and the Israeli metropolis Tel Aviv (TLV) with Frankfurt, “ reported the airline in the statement.
Lufthansa Cargo announced that the new winter schedule would take effect from October 25, 2020.
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