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 of the rollover as the original 18-strong MD11F fleet. [+]

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 ... [+]

New baby joins the Lufthansa family

Lufthansa Cargo took delivery of its latest Boeing 777F at Frankfurt Airport on 19 February following ts delivery flight from the US. It will be the carrier’s sixth Boeing 777F and, with a further example due for delivery in spring, two MD-11F aircraft will be withdrawn later this year. The ... [+]

China Post signs Lufthansa freighter deal

China Post has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo, initially, for weekly capacity on a Boeing 777 freighter on the Shanghai-Frankfurt route. The two partners aim to cater for rapidly growing e-commerce business. [+]

Lufthansa handles first electronic dangerous goods declaration

Lufthansa Cargo says it has become the first airline to support the electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standard  using the pilot phase of Dakosy's INFr8 shipping portal The declaration was for a shipment from Frankfurt to Mexico by global healthcare company Abbott based in Wiesbaden on 13 September. The carrier says ... [+]

Time:matters buys customs broker

Lufthansa’s fast freight arm, time:matters has acquired CB Customs Broker and Customs Broker Cargo Handling.  Both companies will continue to act as neutral partners and offer their existing services, including customs clearance and air cargo handling, to forwarders, integrators and courier companies in the future. Founder and managing director Stelios ... [+]

Eleventh freighter for AeroLogic

DHL-Lufthansa joint venture airline AeroLogic will take delivery of a new Boeing 777F freighter in January, bringing its total fleet to 11 aircraft. [+]

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