Lufthansa Cargo to add more capacity on flights from Europe to Asia and North America
Lufthansa Cargo will expand its long-haul route network in the 2022-2023 winter flight schedule with additional flights to high-demand destinations in Asia and North America as well as a brand new destination in Vietnam. This is a result of the company’s fleet expansion policy.
In the near future, the German air freight specialist will add two more freighters to its fleet. One more Boeing 777F freighter will be put into operation in late August 2022 while the second Airbus A321F freighter will supplement the medium-haul offering from October 2022. This will allow Lufthansa Cargo to offer capacity marketing of 16 Boeing 777F and two A321F aircraft as well as the belly capacities of more than 6,000 flights a week operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress.
Lufthansa Cargo’s current 2022-2023 winter flight schedule, which will come into effect on 30 October 2022, consists of a total of 78 weekly Boeing 777F freighter rotations. On Asian routes alone, customers can choose from 38 weekly connections to attractive destinations. New to the schedule is the destination of Hanoi (HAN). Hanoi will be served twice a week from Frankfurt via Mumbai (BOM) from the beginning of November. Lufthansa Cargo already flies twice weekly from Frankfurt via Bangkok (BKK) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), thus doubling its presence in Vietnam. In addition, service from Frankfurt via Kansai (KIX) to Seoul (ICN) will increase from three to four weekly flights. The frequency to Hong Kong (HKG), China, will also be increased from four to five weekly flights.
Additional frequencies will also be offered on the future 34 weekly freighter rotations between Europe and North America: The service from Frankfurt to Mexico City (MEX) will be increased from five to six and to Chicago (ORD) from seven to eight flights per week. Lufthansa Cargo is maintaining its proven four weekly routes to South America and two weekly connections within Europe with the B777F to Tel Aviv (TLV) and Cairo (CAI) in the winter flight schedule.
“We are observing strong demand for our product to North America as well as to economically strong Asia. Vietnam in particular is a clear growth market and I am very pleased that we are establishing a new station there and can thus offer our customers an attractive range of quality cargo transport services to this region”, said Ashwin Bhat, CCO at Lufthansa Cargo.