Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Lufthansa Cargo adds new destinations in China

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its reach in Asia by adding two new destinations in China to its freighter network. The airline’s B777F long-haul fleet, based in Frankfurt, will now include Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport (SZX) and Zhengzhou (CGO). The carrier has now added Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport (SZX) to its freighter network for the first […]

Lufthansa Cargo appoints Anand Kulkarni as Head of Global Markets

Lufthansa Cargo appoints Anand Kulkarni as Head of Global Markets

Lufthansa Cargo appoints Anand Kulkarni as Head of Global Markets . Effective 15 July, Anand Kulkarni will assume the newly created position of Head of Global Markets at Lufthansa Cargo. In this role, he will lead and manage the sales regions and the Digital Sales department of Lufthansa Cargo. This includes the regions Germany, Austria […]

Lufthansa Cargo and WorldACD Market Data celebrate partnership of 20 years

Twenty years ago marks the moment that Lufthansa Cargo and WorldACD started their air cargo market data journey. Lufthansa Cargo was one of the early movers and among the first airlines to join WorldACD. “We are pleased to announce that we have renewed our subscription to WorldACD’s market data. As a data-driven company, the completeness, […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches freighter operations from Munich

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its operations at the southern German hub and will be operating freighters from the hub for the first time from 6 July 2024. An A321 freighter will connect Munich with Istanbul Airport twice a week, complementing the existing belly network from Munich. The new freighter connection is planned every Saturday and […]

Lufthansa Cargo transported a Valais Blacknose sheep: video

Lufthansa Cargo transported a Valais Blacknose sheep: video

Lufthansa Cargo recently oversaw the transportation of Gaspar, a Valais Blacknose Sheep, from Budapest to Dublin. Although initially questioned due to Ireland’s abundant sheep population, Gaspar’s relocation was driven by the owner’s desire to keep him as a pet. READ: SIX YOUNG LIONS WERE TRANSPORTED TO AFRICA BY QATAR AIRWAYS CARGO AND ADI Before heading […]

Lufthansa Cargo adds Monterrey to Freighter Flight Schedule

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Customers of Lufthansa Cargo can book their freight from Frankfurt to the Mexican city of Monterrey. From 03 June 2024, the logistics expert will offer a connection from its home hub to the North American city. The entire route goes from Frankfurt to Mexico City (NLU), then onwards to Monterrey International Airport (MTY), and back […]

Lufthansa Group presents four ‘Yes to Europe’ aircraft in Brussels

The Lufthansa Group sent a clear and loud message for a strong Europe at Brussels Airport on 13th May, when four specially liveried Airbus A320s from Lufthansa Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings simultaneously met. All four aircraft carry the eye-catching ‘Yes to Europe’ slogan and the European circle-of-stars emblem on their fuselage sides. […]

Supply Chain Day: Lufthansa Cargo showcases industry transformation

On Supply Chain Day, 18 April, Lufthansa Cargo highlights the importance of air freight and how the company facilitates global trade. Lufthansa Cargo invites interested parties for a behind-the-scenes look at the Lufthansa Cargo Center in Frankfurt, the airline’s primary hub for cargo. Frankfurt Airport plays a crucial role as a major hub in Europe. […]

IATA named leaders in digitalising the airfreight industry


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Digitalisation Leadership Charter at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong, China. Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, Global Logistics System (HK) Company Limited, IAG Cargo, IBS Software, LATAM Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo are the Charter’s inaugural signatories. The Digitalisation Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the […]

Lufthansa Cargo stays with Vienna Airport’s cargo services

Lufthansa Cargo has extended its contract with Vienna Airport for cargo handling services until the end of 2028. The cargo airline is one of the most important customers of the airport’s own cargo handling services and the Vienna Airport Pharma Handling Center. Vienna Airport is the most punctual hub in the Lufthansa network and impresses […]

Special delivery: Pygmy hippos take flight from Madrid to Frankfurt

This week, they have marked a special occasion for aviation and animal welfare enthusiasts. Two charming pygmy hippos from the Seville Zoo embarked on a significant journey aboard an A321F freighter by Lufthansa Cargo, travelling from Madrid to Frankfurt en route to their new home in Mumbai, India. Transporting animals, especially exotic species like pygmy […]

time:matters becomes a premium partner of Lufthansa Cargo

German logistics company time:matters has been appointed as a premium partner of its parent company, Lufthansa Cargo. With a total tonnage of more than 5,000 tons last year, time:matters, the expert for time-critical emergency transports and supply chain solutions, has been nominated as a premium partner for Lufthansa Cargo’s partner program. The carrier is thus […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches freighter service from Brussels Airport to Chicago

Lufthansa Cargo customers can now book their cargo on a B777F directly from Brussels International Airport (BRU) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flight connection will be launched on 03 April 2024 and occur twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. This is the first time the carrier has connected Belgium directly to the […]

Meeting net zero goals through innovation

Lufthansa Cargo has embraced the need to move towards sustainable solutions over the past 25 years, improving their efficiency and cutting specific CO2 emissions by 52%. However, as a global logistics company, Lufthansa Cargo recognises that more still needs to be done to make the aviation sector more sustainable. By 2030, Lufthansa Cargo wants to […]

DB Schenker launches CO2-neutral air freight worldwide

DB Schenker is expanding its portfolio of climate-friendly logistics solutions, opening the next chapter in green transport in air freight. Customers now have the option of choosing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for their air transportation from any airport in the world, regardless of aircraft type and airline. By allocating the biofuel accordingly, it is possible […]

Lufthansa Cargo preparing to go live on CargoAi

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Lufthansa Cargo is launching a pilot in three countries, in preparation for going live worldwide on CargoAi. It will be the first CargoAi customer to make use of the instant rate offer and booking confirmation. Effective today, and just a few months since Lufthansa Cargo signed a Letter of Intent with CargoAi, marketplace users in […]

Second Lufthansa pilot strike avoided after pay deal is reached

Lufthansa Cargo awards WFS

Lufthansa has managed to avert a second strike by the airline’s pilots after an agreement was reached over their future pay. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union had announced on Monday that passenger pilots would begin a 24 hour strike and cargo pilots would start a 48 hour strike from today. However, an agreement was reached […]

Lufthansa Cargo pilots join 24-hour strike

Lufthansa and Lufthansa Cargo pilots will strike for 24 hours on Friday, the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) labour union announced amid an ongoing dispute over wages. The action will begin at 12:01am on 2nd September and end at 23:59pm. VC stated earlier in the week that negotiations between the union and the airline had failed, with […]

Postal operators and carriers gearing up for ICS2 face challenges

Postal operators and carriers are stepping up their preparations for the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) second release, which is being implemented in March 2023. The second release will affect all parties involved in handling, shipping and transporting cargo, express or postal consignments to or via the European Union by air. As of March next […]

BARIG continues involvement within the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt

During the most recent general assembly of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt (ACCF) on July 26, 2022, BARIG chairman and executive director Michael Hoppe was re-elected for the executive board for the Airlines segment. He represents the interests of more than 100 national and international – passenger as well as cargo – airlines operating in […]

Lufthansa Cargo orders ten 777 freighters

Lufthansa Group has ordered new ten freighter aircrafts, the biggest-ever cargo investment in its history The order comprises three current-technology Boeing 777F freighters and seven of Boeing’s next-generation all-cargo aircraft, the 777-8F freighter. The first 777F aircraft could be acquired on the used market and is expected to be added to the fleet as early […]

Vienna Airport and Lufthansa Cargo launch pharma co-operation

The Vienna Airport Pharma Handling Center (VPHC) at Vienna Airport now also handles pharma freight for Lufthansa Cargo. As part of a cooperation between the Lufthansa Group’s cargo subsidiary and Vienna Airport, the handling of all pharma cargo transported on board Austrian Airlines aircraft to or from Vienna Airport will take place at the VPHC […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches IBS Software’s iPartner Handling

In a major step towards digitalisation and improving quality in worldwide cargo handling, Lufthansa Cargo is partnering with IBS Software to digitalise handling processes for special products and services like dangerous goods, pharmaceuticals and fresh produce. The deployment represents significant progress for Lufthansa Cargo’s “Mobile Digital Handling” initiative, created to eliminate paper-based processes across its […]

Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo partner

Kuehne+Nagel and Lufthansa Cargo have agreed on an exclusive partnership for the promotion and use of synthetic fuel from NGO atmosfair based in Berlin. The logistics service providers have jointly committed to supporting the world’s first production site for synthetic SAF in Werlte, Emsland (Germany) by purchasing 25,000 litres per year for the next five […]

DB Schenker & Lufthansa Cargo show commitment to sustainability

On Wednesday, a Lufthansa Cargo freighter took off for the first time with a special design: The lettering “Flying 100% CO2 neutral powered by DB Schenker” and an illustration of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) highlight the joint mission of Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker. Both companies have been working together on climate protection for ten […]

IBS Software takes Lufthansa Cargo handling

Lufthansa Cargo AG selects IBS Software’s industry-first ‘zero outage’ SaaS solution to host and maintain its iCAP cargo handling application platform. IBS Software has signed a five-year contract with Lufthansa Cargo to take full ownership of Lufthansa Cargo’s iCAP cargo handling application platform, which is powered by IBS Software’s iCargo cargo management platform. With zero […]

Updated Lufthansa Cargo special timetable for flights to and from China (mainland)

  The passenger airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their flights to and from China (mainland without Hong Kong) until 29 February 2020. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served by passenger aircraft until the end of the winter timetable on 28 March 2020. Accordingly, the belly capacities of these flights are not […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport: cargo handling hits new record

Cargo handling at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe’s fifth largest air cargo hub, increased last year for the fifteenth time in succession. A total of 1,238,343 tonnes were handled, representing year-on-year growth of 1.4 percent. In December last year, the volume increased by 2.9 percent to 104,365 tonnes compared to the same month last year, putting growth […]

Lufthansa Cargo to establish Swedish HQ at Stockholm Arlanda

Lufthansa Cargo is moving its Swedish headquarters to Swedavia’s newly-built Office One complex at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The building was constructed to high environmental standards and was recently honoured when Swedavia was named Property Owner of the Year by the Sweden Green Building Council. Swedavia and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a four-year lease for some […]