Lufthansa: Freighter network stabilizes international supply lanes

posted on 21st October 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Lufthansa: Freighter network stabilizes international supply lanes

Between Europe and Asia alone, an average of 35 freighter connections a week are scheduled. Here, the focus will be on the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai (PVG), the South Korean capital Seoul (ICN), Japan’s capital Tokyo (NRT) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKG). Also scheduled are China’s capital Beijing (PEK) and the West Chinese metropolis Chengdu (CTU), as well as several destinations in India, including Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Chennai (MAA) and Bangalore (BLR). There are also scheduled flights to the Japanese conurbation of Osaka (KIX), the Thai capital Bangkok (BKK), the Vietnamese metropolis Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and the Uzbek capital Tashkent (TAS).

Cargo aircraft are scheduled to operate 34 times a week between Europe and North America. Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Atlanta (ATL) are among the most frequently served airports. In addition, Houston (IAH), Seattle (SEA) and Dallas (DFW) in the United States, Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) in Mexico and Toronto (YYZ) in Canada are also included. The Norwegian city of Stavanger (SVG) is also partially integrated into the North Atlantic rotation.

Four times a week, the freighters of Lufthansa’s cargo arm cross the South Atlantic westbound to connect Frankfurt with Campinas (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Recife (REC) in Brazil, Buenos Aires (EZE) in Argentina and Montevideo (MVD) in Uruguay.

In addition, four weekly round-trips to the Mediterranean region are on the agenda, connecting the Egyptian capital Cairo (CAI) and the Israeli metropolis Tel Aviv (TLV) with Frankfurt.

The winter flight schedule is valid from 25 October. In addition to its freighter services, Lufthansa Cargo also markets the belly capacities of over 3,000 weekly flights operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress.