Saturday, July 20, 2024

First at Lufthansa Cargo as Rapid Rate Response provides dynamic spot prices

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its digital sales channels with dynamic spot prices that can be booked immediately. These are now automatically generated in real time via the Rapid Rate Response (RRR) mechanism and are displayed as directly bookable offers. “With automated spot prices, we can make our customers offers. We are speeding up and simplifying […]

Lufthansa and ANA celebrate five years together

Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) Cargo plan to integrate further products as their joint venture celebrates its fifth anniversary. The joint venture was launched in December 2014 on routes from Japan to Europe and later widened in the opposite direction. Customers benefit from direct access to more destinations, faster and more frequent connections […]

Teleport signs interline deal with Lufthansa Cargo

AirAsia’s cargo and logistics platform Teleport has signed a direct interline agreement with Lufthansa Cargo. Through the interline agreement, Teleport customers will gain access to Lufthansa Cargo capacity on Lufthansa flights. The long-term partnership aims to open up more than 300 destinations in 100 countries for Teleport customers and AirAsia’s network of over 150 destinations […]

Lufthansa Cargo opens smartBooking digital interface

Lufthansa Cargo customers and partners can receive binding offers to be booked immediately through the smartBooking digital interface. The application programming interface (API) via digital sales channel contains available routes, capacity and prices, and automatically executes all relevant checks. The offer can be booked in real time and confirmed straightaway, and Lufthansa Cargo now […]

Lufthansa Cargo to retire MD-11Fs for more 777Fs

Lufthansa Cargo will accelerate fleet modernisation by purchasing two new Boeing 777 Freighters, with 10 older MD-11Fs being retired by the end of 2020. The 777Fs will be delivered in 2020 and based in Frankfurt, with their higher cargo capacity and range offering the same freight performance but with fewer aircraft movements. Customers will have […]

Lufthansa Cargo returns to Miami after 25-year break

Miami International Airport has welcomed Lufthansa Cargo back after a 25-year break, with weekly Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Frankfurt. The weekly service resumed on Tuesday 5 November, and adds to daily passenger flights. Germany is Miami airport’s top European trade partner by value, with imports and exports amounting to $2.2 billion. Carlos Gimenez, mayor […]

Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa settle cartel dispute

Deutsche Bahn has reached a settlement with Lufthansa to end an air cargo cartel legal dispute that has been ongoing since 2013. Details of the settlement between Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Barnsdale and Lufthansa Group’s companies Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines and Deutsche Lufthansa, which was heard before the Regional Court of Cologne remain […]

Asian weakness drags down Lufthansa Cargo profits

Profits in Lufthansa’s logistics business segment slumped by almost 90% in the first half of 2019 due to weakness on routes to Asia. Profits measured in adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) was down 88% to €15 million. In the second quarter of 2019, the segment fell into a loss of €9 million compared […]

Lufthansa Cargo clears CSafe RAP for use

Lufthansa Cargo has approved the use of CSafe RAP temperature-controlled containers on its flights to transport pharmaceuticals. The CSafe RAP utilises ThermoCor VIP insulation together with an innovative cooling and heating system. It can precisely maintain defined payload temperatures in extreme ambient temperatures between -30C and 54C. Thorsten Braun, senior director of industry development and […]

Martinka succeeds Pfaff at Lufthansa Cargo

Achim Martinka will take over as vice president Germany at Lufthansa Cargo, succeeding J. Florian Pfaff who is now vice president Asia Pacific. The business economist began his career at Lufthansa Cargo in 2000 as senior manager global accounts. After various positions in Europe he moved to Atlanta in 2010 as vice president The Americas […]

Hernig to leave Jettainer, Sonntag to take over

Jettainer will change its management, with Carsten Hernig moving over to Lufthansa Cargo after five years at the top. On 1 July, Thomas Sonntag will take over as managing director of the outsourced unit load device management company. Hernig will take up the role as head of region Latin America and Caribbean at Lufthansa Cargo […]

Lufthansa Cargo founds heyworld for online retailers

Lufthansa Cargo has founded heyworld to meet the requirements of online retailers, offering them a single source and focusing on the needs of the e-commerce industry. The Frankfurt am Main-based subsidiary will offer its services in the form of a configurable, transparent and reliable transport solutions specifically designed for online retailers, digital marketplaces, online shop […]

Lufthansa Cargo cuts capacity as demand weakens

In response to weaker global air cargo demand, Lufthansa Cargo is adjusting schedules to reduce capacity in the second and third quarters of 2019. Lufthansa Cargo says services will be cut across the entire flight programme in line with demand, with regional offices informing customers of changes in good time. The airline says mid-year adjustments […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s new 777F says Konnichiwa Japan

Lufthansa Cargo’s newest Boeing 777 Freighter, D-ALFF was officially named at Tokyo’s Narita Airport, taking the name Konnichiwa Japan. The aircraft was named in a joint ceremony by Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo; Dr Hans Carl von Werthern, the German ambassador to Japan; Yasuo Ishii, administrator of Narita […]

Negative market trends hit Lufthansa Cargo’s profits

First quarter profits for Lufthansa Cargo fell substantially due to negative market trends particularly on Europe – Asia routes. Adjusted EBIT was down 67% to €24 million, with the adjusted EBIT margin declining by 7.3 percentage points from 11.2% to 3.9%. Revenue for the logistics business segment, which covers Lufthansa Cargo was down 4% to […]

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific expand business deal

Customers of Cathay Pacific Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo are enjoying the advantages of the expanded joint business agreement with the launch of eastbound joint shipments. Under the agreement, Hong Kong is directly connected to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London Gatwick and Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich. In addition to cargo […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s J. Florian Pfaff moves to Asia

J. Florian Pfaff will take up a new role at Lufthansa Cargo, succeeding Frank Naeve as vice president Asia Pacific from 1 June. A successor is being sought for the vice president Germany will be based in Singapore, while Naeve is moving to New York to taking over as Lufthansa Group vice president airline sales […]

Lufthansa Cargo presses ahead with modernisation

Lufthansa Cargo will press ahead with fleet and infrastructure modernisation, having posted its second-best result in the airline’s history in 2018. Revenue was up €189 million to €2.7 billion and profits measured as adjusted EBIT increased €5 million to €268 million. Yield per transported tonne of cargo was up 7%, while the volume of goods […]

Lufthansa Cargo adds summer freighter connections

Lufthansa Cargo will be adding freighter connections for the summer, putting the two new Boeing 777 Freighters into service. Capacity will increase 10% with increased flights across Asia, the Americas Africa utilising Lufthansa Cargo and AeroLogic’s freighter capacity on the summer schedule starting on 31 March. In Asia, two flights a week will be added […]

Say it with 900 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo made sure lovers across Europe could say it with flowers by transporting over 900 tonnes of roses for Valentine’s Day. More than 900 tonnes of roses were transported on Quito – Frankfurt, Bogota – Frankfurt and Nairobi – Frankfurt routes, the equivalent to some 10 million roses imported over three weeks. Most of […]

Four freighters to join Lufthansa Cargo fleet

Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of a fourth brand new freighter this year, with the Boeing 777 Freighter being operated by AeroLogic. The aircraft will be leased from Boeing and operate at Leipzig Halle Airport, taking the AeroLogic fleet to 12 when it arrives later this year. Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the executive […]

Lufthansa Cargo opens dangerous goods digital portal

Lufthansa Cargo has become the first airline to make an application available for digital creation of transport documents required for dangerous goods. The service supports shippers and can be used for shipments sent via air, road and sea. The developers, using input from pilot customers, focused on achieving a user-friendly application with validation and […]

Cargo is flying home for Christmas with Lufthansa Cargo

To cope with the large volume of Christmas mail and parcels between Germany and the USA, Lufthansa Cargo is increasing capacity in cooperation with Deutsche Post. From mid-November until 3 January, an MD-11F is taking off each weak on the Frankfurt – New York/JFK route. The Atlantic will be criss-crossed seven times exclusively for Deutsche […]

Lufthansa Cargo invests in

Lufthansa Cargo is stepping up its cooperation with start-up by acquiring a minority shareholding in the Berlin company. was founded in 2017 by Moritz Claussen, Oliver Neumann and Mike Rotgers, providing a platform for booking and marketing air cargo capacity. It focuses on offering dynamic spot rates and enabling their booking, making […]

WFS to handle cargo for Lufthansa at Schiphol

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will start handling cargo for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on 1 February 2019. The new contract will see WFS handle around 30,000 tonnes per annum, serving the airline’s trucked and flown volumes. WFS already handles over 220,000 tonnes per annum for 70 airline customers at Schiphol, and expects to […]

Lufthansa Cargo signs strategic deal with China Post

Lufthansa Cargo and China Post have signed a strategic cooperation, with the scope for cargo capacity of one Boeing 777 Freighter a week between Shanghai and Frankfurt. The two companies aim for further agreements and have been working together at other major Chinese stations, with a focus on Beijing and Guangzhou. In addition to capacity, […]

Harald Gloy to join Lufthansa Cargo board

Harald Gloy will join Lufthansa Cargo’s executive board with responsibility for operations, taking over from Soeren Stark on 1 January 2019. Gloy is responsible for global component services at Lufthansa Technik and is also the spokesperson for the division board. Stark, who has led operations since April 2016 and will take over as chief operating […]

Leipzig/Halle flies past one million tonnes of freight

Freight volumes have shot past the one million tonne barrier at Leipzig/Halle Airport, growing at four times the average rate for Germany. Between January and October, Leipzig/Halle handled 1,012,448 tonnes of freight, up 9.1 per cent on 2017. October was also a strong month, with 6.3 per cent year-on-year growth to 105,697 tonnes. The growth […]

Higher yields help Lufthansa Cargo profits grow

Lufthansa Cargo is continuing to have a strong year with profits up 43 per cent in the first nine months helped by higher yields. Between January and September, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) in Lufthansa’s Logistics sector, which includes Lufthansa Cargo increased 43 per cent to €150 million and was also up 19 per […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Animal Lounge turns 10

Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt Animal Lounge has celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ceremony with partners and customers at the Opel Zoo. The animal lounge combines all areas including handling, animal coordination and veterinary services under one roof, with 50 employees and qualified animal caretakers working around the clock at the 4,000 m2 facility. During the […]