Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Avion Express expands fleet to 50 aircraft

Avion Express, the leading narrow-body ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) and charter airline, has achieved an important milestone by expanding its fleet to a total of 50 aircraft. This significant accomplishment can be attributed to the rising global demand for ACMI services and serves as a testament to the airline’s commitment to growth. In […]

First car shipped by Eurowings bellyhold

A SEAT Arona was shipped from Cologne to southern Africa on behalf of the IQS Group Lufthansa Cargo recently carried out the first commercial transport of a vehicle from Cologne to southern Africa on board an Airbus 330 Eurowings passenger aircraft on behalf of the specialist logistics company IQS Group. In the future, automotive customers […]

No summer slump for Munich as cargo keeps booming

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Imports and exports continue to boom, and Munich Airport director of traffic development for cargo, Markus Heinelt does not expect to see a ‘summer slump’. He says Munich has posted its best half-yearly results in history, including a nine per cent increase in cargo turnover to 180,000 tonnes, outpacing the industry and more aircraft at […]

Freight volumes hit an all time high at Munich Airport

Freight volumes have hit an all time high at Munich Airport, handling 180,000 tonnes in the first half of 2017. The sector has grown nine per cent year-on-year and comes as passenger numbers top 20 million in the first half of the year, the same number as it handled for the whole of 1999. Munich […]

Extra China flights as Lufthansa Cargo upgrades network

Lufthansa Cargo is to upgrade its network with extra freighter flights to China, and use belly-hold capacity on passenger aircraft. Cargo operations to China will be increased with nine Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Shanghai, up from seven, and it will exclusively use 777Fs instead of mixing it up with Boeing MD-11 Freighters, […]

Etihad and Lufthansa extend cooperation

Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa Airlines have unveiled details of a new commercial partnership – and are looking into further cooperation including freight operations. The two airline groups have concluded a $100 million global catering agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Both are also exploring further cooperation in […]

Domestic cargo makes up for international slowdown at Miami

Cargo at Miami International Airport grew 0.37 per cent to 2.18 million tonnes with domestic volumes making up for an international slowdown. Total international cargo volumes were down 1.2 per cent to 1.9 million tonnes, with freight down 1.2 per cent to 1.89 million tonnes and mail by 3.5 per cent to 13,521 tonnes. Domestic […]

Lufthansa pilots extend strike action for another day

Lufthansa is warning of another day of disruption as the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit announce another day of strike action on Friday 25 November. The airline says long-haul flights from Frankfurt and Munich will operate as normal but a special schedule for short and medium-haul services is still being finalised. Lufthansa says strike, which it […]

Lufthansa warns of disruption during ver.di trade union strike

Lufthansa Cargo has warned of delays and disruption due to strikes by the ver.di trade union at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports today (27 April). The airline warns that striking union members in the ground handling, passenger checks and fire services will result in flight cancellations, primarily at Frankfurt and Munich. Lufthansa […]

Lufthansa Cargo expands freighter network

Lufthansa Cargo is adding countless new routes to its freighter network by adding destinations and upping frequencies when the summer schedule begins on 27 March. A weekly freighter service to Moscow is one new addition to the schedule. An MD-11F has already been flying every Monday since March from Frankfurt to Domodedovo Airport, before connecting the Russian capital […]

Eurowings to offer bellyhold capacity

Lufthansa Cargo is to sell the bellyhold capacity of Eurowings’ long-haul flights from 27 March. Low-cost carrier Eurowings, which currently flies to more than 130 destinations across Europe from seven German gateways, as well as to locations further afield from Cologne-Bonn International Airport. Eurowings will offer long-haul capacity to destinations such as Bangkok and Phuket in […]

Freight services weather latest Lufthansa strikes

Lufthansa Cargo says all freighter flights operated normally despite a pilots’ strike on Tuesday 8 September and Wednesday 9 September which severely curtailed passenger flights and affected some bellyhold capacity. The pilots are striking over retirement benefits, pay and Lufthansa’s plans to expand low-cost operations. The striking pilots, represented by the union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), […]