Additional MD-11 freighter services to Athens and Seattle
Lufthansa Cargo is offering new and attractive destinations in the USA and southern Europe. The Greek capital Athens has been added to the carrier’s freighter schedules. An MD-11F commenced a once-weekly flight on Thursdays ex Frankfurt to Athens - from there, it will fly on via the Indian business and trade center Mumbai to Hong Kong. In addition, the routing Frankfurt - Istanbul - Frankfurt will be served five times a week after a short stoppage and on Saturdays, an additional stopover in Athens is implemented. The A300F freighter offers a capacity of 40 tons. With these freighter services, Lufthansa Cargo is responding to the growing importance of the Greek airfreight market. As previously, however, it will continue serving Athens with belly capacities on Lufthansa passenger aircraft and ad-hoc road services from Frankfurt and Munich Airports.
From 20 August, an MD-11 is launching twice-weekly flights ex Frankfurt to Seattle on the US West Coast. The flights to the American metropolis, noted as a center of the aircraft industry and information technology, are on Thursdays and Saturdays. They will be routed through Seattle enroute to Los Angeles.
Additionally Lufthansa Cargo expands its services to South America. Newly a daily connection to Viracopos/Brazil is offered. New flights on Mondays are also available to Bogot’/Colombia, raising the frequencies to the southern coast of South America to thrice weekly. An additional second stopover weekly in Curitiba will come into the timetable from 5 August.
“The newcomers to the network in Europe, the USA and South America will strengthen the position of Lufthansa Cargo in those markets and offer our customers attractive connections to strong growth regions,” observed Bernhard Kindelbacher, Senior Vice President Network and Product Management at Lufthansa Cargo AG. “Moreover, they show how fast and flexibly we are harnessing opportunities in a difficult market environment so as to emerge from the crisis as a reliable and future-proof partner for our customers.”