Lufthansa shareholders agree state rescue deal

Shareholders of Lufthansa Cargo parent company Deutsche Lufthansa voted to accept capital measures and participation by the German state Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) at an extraordinary general meeting on 25 June. The package provides for stabilization measures and loans of up to €9 billion including a €5.7bn “silent capital contribution” by the WSF, in return for a 20% stake in the share capital. Shareholders also voted in favour of granting two ... [+]

Seatless in Shanghai

Lufthansa Cargo is to operate 51 additional weekly cargo flights between Germany, Austria and Asia by removing seats from several passenger aircraft. Some 14 flights a week are currently being operated with Boeing 777F wide-body freighters but from Easter onwards 35 weekly flights with Lufthansa passenger aircraft will be added ... [+]

Lufthansa uses every last inch of space

The first Lufthansa passenger aircraft operated in freighter mode landed at Frankfurt Airport from China on 25 March. The Airbus A330 was loaded with around 30 tons of freight, using not only the bellyhold capacity but stowage compartments above the seats. The load included masks and other protective equipment and ... [+]

New cargo route to Newcastle – updated

Lufthansa has launched six-time a week flights between Newcastle and Munich, operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft and offering cargo capacity. Frequency of the Glasgow-Frankfurt service will also be increased from daily to double daily in the summer and the additional flight, like the existing one, will also carry freight. ... [+]

Lufthansa offers realtime rates

Lufthansa Cargo is offering online dynamic spot prices that can be booked immediately through its Rapid Rate Response (RRR) mechanism. From December 2019, the system will generate spot price offers for all customers based in a number of  pilot markets including Thailand, Vietnam, North and Northeast India, Beijing, Middle East, ... [+]

Lufthansa to retire all MD11Fs by 2020

Lufthansa Cargo has brought forward its its fleet modernisation plan, saying it will buy two more new Boeing 777F freighters, but at the same time withdraw all its older MD-11 freighters by the end of 2020. The carrier says that overall, it will have the same freighter at the end ... [+]

Time matters to China

Lufthansa’s time:matters high speed logistics arm has added seven stations in China to its network for worldwide Sameday Air transport - Shanghai, Shenyang, Beijing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Local company time:matters Shanghai International Freight Forwarding Ltd. founded specifically to handle the business in June. [+]

Lufty breaks out the sake for latest freighter – updated

Lufthansa Cargo welcomed its newest B777F freighter at Tokyo's Narita Airport on 23 May, naming it Konnichiwa Japan (Good day, Japan) at a ceremony by chief executive Peter Gerber, Dr Hans Carl von Werthern and Japanese aviation and airport officials. In keeping with Japanese tradition, a sake barrel was opened ... [+]

Electric performance for Lufthansa AWBs

Lufthansa Cargo has achieved 74% penetration for electronic air waybills (eAWBs), the carrier announced at its annual results press conference on 18 March. The figure had risen from virtually nothing less than seven years ago, and was set to go on rising further, with 80% penetration expected in 2019. A new ... [+]

More space, more flights from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo will add new services and increase capacity by around 10% in its summer schedule from 31 March, following the delivery of two new Boeing 777F freighters. There will be two additional flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita via Novosibirsk while Osaka will see services stepped up from two to ... [+]

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