Lufthansa Cargo has started marketing the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines Cargo – as announced in spring – with advanced bookings for flights with departure from 1 September 2018.
The two airlines said the network of both companies “complements each other perfectly”. The new cooperation gives Brussels Airlines Cargo customers access to Lufthansa Cargo’s worldwide route network with around 300 destinations in over 100 countries.
For Lufthansa Cargo customers, the route network will be supplemented by further destinations notably in the West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels.
This adds 15 African destinations to Banjul (Gambia), Conakry (Guinea), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Lomé (Togo), Cotonou (Benin), Douala (Cameroon), Yaounde (Cameroon), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda), and Bujumbura (Burundi).
Lufthansa Cargo member of the executive board responsible for product and sales, Dorothea von Boxberg said: “Thanks to the close cooperation between Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo, our customers benefit from numerous new connections and destinations. We are very pleased that our worldwide network is thus becoming even more comprehensive and stronger.”
Brussels Airlines Cargo global platform manager, Reinout Puissant said: “Our close cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo results in a real win-win situation for both companies and our customers. As Africa specialist, we add new destinations to the portfolio of Lufthansa Cargo and from a Brussels Airlines perspective, we can now make even better use of our freight capacity.”
Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are brought to the market by Lufthansa Cargo. Customers of the German carrier already have access to the cargo holds of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress.
With the marketing of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the cargo holds of 10 widebody and 43 narrowbody aircraft will be added. In addition, Lufthansa Cargo operates 17 freighters and uses capacities of Aerologic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.