Lufthansa Cargo makes biggest ever freighter investment

Lufthansa Group has ordered new ten freighter aircrafts - three current-technology Boeing 777F freighters and seven 777-8F freighters, Boeing's next-generation all-cargo aircraft. It will be the largest investment in Lufthansa Cargo’s history. The first of the 777F aircraft, which could be acquired on the used market at short notice, is expected as early as July 2022. Two more brand-new B777Fs will follow later, in order to boost freight capacities in the ... [+]

Lufthansa and remove the need to hold AWB stocks

Lufthansa Cargo and have launched in initiative that removes the need for freight forwarders to hold valid Air Waybill (AWB) stocks before booking air cargo. Usersof the booking platform can now have an AWB automatically assigned when they book capacity on the carrier. For decades, the progression of an air ... [+]

First flight for Lufthansa short-haul freighter

Lufthansa Cargo A321 freighter lifted off for its first commercial flight from the carrier’s main Frankfurt base to Dublin on 15 March. The aircraft, registration D-AEUC was christened ‘Hello Europe’ before departure and is operated by Lufthansa’s CityLine short haul passenger arm. Lufthansa Cargo chair and chief executive, Dorothea von Boxberg, said ... [+]

Lufthansa to say goodbye to the paper AWB in March

Lufthansa Cargo says it will only use electronic air waybills from 27 March, with the few remaining paper AWBs digitized on acceptance. Electronic AWBs will be mandatory on feasible lanes – those for which the regulatory basis for eAWBs is in place - for all forwarding companies. If local regulations require ... [+]

Maintenance man moves into cargo

Dietmar Focke, currently vice president engine services at aircraft maintenance operator Lufthansa Technik, has been appointed chief operations and human resources officer at Lufthansa Cargo. He succeeds Harald Gloy, who is leaving the company at his own request. [+]

Next instalment for Lufthansa hub upgrade

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded another infrastructure contract at its Frankfurt hub - the modernization of the Road Feeder Services high-rack storage system. Two companies, Vollert Anlagenbau and Körber will carry out the modernization of the RFS stacker’s mechanical, control and IT systems, supported by Miebach Consulting. Lufthansa Cargo’s chief operations officer ... [+]

State-of-the art for art

Lufthansa Cargo has laid the foundation stone for a new art storage facility at its Frankfurt hub. The 168sq m ArtCube will offer secure and professional storage of valuable works of art of all kinds. Air-conditioning with heating and cooling functions will create an almost constant temperature with vertical window ... [+]

Lufthansa profits surge… market share drops

Lufthansa Cargo says it achieved the best result in its 26-year history in the 2020 financial year. Revenue rose by 11% to €2.76 billion euros, while adjusted earnings before interest and tax rocketed almost out of sight, from €1m to €772 million.  Average load factor improved by 7.8% to 69.1% ... [+]

Dorothea von Boxberg to head Lufthansa Cargo

Dorothea von Boxberg is to take over as Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo from Peter Gerber, who is to become chief executive of Brussels Airlines from 1 March 2021. She moved to Lufthansa Cargo in 2015, where she initially headed global sales management before being appointed chief commercial officer ... [+]

Lufthansa steps up Shenzhen flights

Lufthansa Cargo is now offering up to 14 additional cargo flights a week from Shenzhen to Frankfurt to cope with heavy covid-19-related demand. The first aircraft, an Airbus A330-300 took off from Shenzhen on 18 May loaded with about 3 million masks and other medical protective equipment on behalf of ... [+]

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