Wednesday, May 22, 2024

A4E launches Air Cargo Policy Manifesto

European air cargo CEOs unveiled key policies for the new EU mandate in the first ever Airlines for Europe (A4E) Air Cargo Policy Manifesto. The manifesto outlines specific ways that EU policymakers can support air cargo carriers through efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability. It calls for harmonisation among member states when implementing EU rules on security […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

AeroLogic to receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter

AeroLogic will receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter in January, which Lufthansa Cargo will lease from Boeing for this purpose. The aircraft is expected to receive the registration D-AALK and will fly from Seattle to Leipzig in January 2019. The fleet of AeroLogic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express, will grow […]

Lufthansa gives BMW the ultimate way to show off its vision

Lufthansa Cargo and BMW are teaming up to show off the car manufacturer’s Vision iNext vehicle to the world. More than 300 international media representatives will board Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777 Freighter to experience the vision vehicle from BMW, which is the company’s vision of future mobility. Teams from Lufthansa Cargo and BMW have worked […]

Freightos and Lufthansa Cargo make “quantum leap in cargo booking”

Lufthansa Cargo and Freightos are taking a “quantum leap in cargo booking” with an instant online eBooking system. Through application programming interface (API) services, forwarders will be able to instantly look up contracted rates, assess capacity and book cargo on specific flights in real-time. The companies say that e-commerce drove the nine per cent growth […]

Lufthansa board says yes to operating new 777 Freighters

Lufthansa Group’s decision making board has approved the operation of two brand-new Boeing 777 Freighters by Lufthansa Cargo. The aircraft were ordered in May this year, but it was not decided who would manage and operate the aircraft, which are expected to be ferried from the Boeing plant in Seattle to Lufthansa’s base in Frankfurt […]

Lufthansa Cargo orders two Boeing 777 Freighters

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters, which will join the fleet in 2019 as it replaces older MD-11Fs. The two aircraft are scheduled to take off from Boeing’s plant in Seattle in February and March 2019 and offer 20 per cent lower CO2 emissions than existing MD-11 Freighters, along with lower noise emissions […]

United – Lufthansa cargo joint venture gets off the ground

United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have launched their air cargo joint venture with the two airlines jointly managing sales and bookings from 3 May. Starting on selected routed from the USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany, the carriers are now jointly managing sales and bookings of standard and express shipments. They will expand the […]

United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo sign joint venture agreement

New United Airlines Cargo website

United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture agreement to share routes between the US and Europe, with business day 1 due later this year. The signing initiates the implementation phase of the joint venture during which the carriers will align their cargo IT systems and business processes. Customers will be able to […]

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific move under one roof in Hong Kong

Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific Cargo have reached an important milestone in their joint business agreement by moving under one roof into the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal handling centre in Hong Kong. Under the agreement, both carriers will work closely on network planning, sales, IT and service enhancements, and they expect to transport the first […]

Lufthansa Cargo extends Peter Gerber’s contract

Lufthansa Cargo CEO and chairman, Peter Gerber

Lufthansa Cargo has extended chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Gerber’s contract for another five years. Gerber will lead the carrier as CEO and chairman of the executive board after the supervisory board unanimously agreed an early extension of his contract to 30 April 2022. Lufthansa Cargo says it has initiated a comprehensive restructuring process in recent […]

Lufthansa Cargo takes complete ownership of time:matters

Lufthansa Cargo has taken complete ownership of time:matters after financial investor, Aheim Capital sold its 51 per cent share. The sameday delivery and time critical international spare parts logistics company was spun-off as a subsidiary in 2002, and the takeover is part of Lufthansa Group’s ‘7 to 1: new concepts for growth’ strategy. time:matters will […]

Lufthansa Cargo launches ‘myAirCargo’ service

Lufthansa Cargo has launched ‘myAirCargo’, giving private customers the chance to move bulky items internationally by air. The logistics subsidiary of Lufthansa says it will organise the transportation from door-to-door, taking care of customs formalities along the way, and will be useful for goods such as sizeable souvenirs from exotic holidays. The service is only available […]

Lufthansa Cargo and ANA extend joint venture

Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will extend their cooperation on 12 July – which they say will provide greater flexibility and speed for customers throughout all of Europe. As of that date, Lufthansa’s entire European feeder network will be combined with the direct flights of both partners. As a result, the carrier says customers from all […]

Peter Gerber talks paperless processes, pharma, Amazon and freighters

Lufthansa Cargo CEO and chairman, Peter Gerber

Paperless processes must become a reality, pharmaceuticals will be a key pillar in the future of airfreight, freighters will remain essential and Amazon must be dissatisfied if it is moving into airfreight, are just some of the views express by Lufthansa Cargo chief executive officer and chairman, Peter Gerber. He was speaking on Tuesday in […]