Lufthansa Cargo is responding to high demand for its services in key international markets and has updated its winter flight schedule to add more capacity with 83 weekly connections to Asia, Africa and Mexico.
Starting October, the carrier will increase its frequency to Hong Kong (HKG) with an added weekly service to HKG via Mumbai (BOM). Lufthansa will also introduce Taipei (TPE) to its international network starting November and will operate a twice weekly connect service from Frankfurt via Riyadh (RUH).
Elsewhere, Lufthansa will introduce three weekly freighter services to Tel Aviv and Cairo with its B777 from October and increase weekly freighter rotations to Mexico City’s Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) from six to seven each week for its winter flight schedule.
The airline is anticipating a new addition to its fleet by year-end, which will bring its B777F fleet to 17 aircraft. A fourth A321 freighter is also expected to enter into service in September for short- and medium-haul cargo flights. Cargo bookings for Lufthansa’s winter schedule will be available from 8 October and come into effect on 29 October.
“The market for airfreight is and remains volatile, but Asia and Mexico continue to be attractive, economically strong regions for us. The additional capacity of our 17th Boeing 777F in our long-haul fleet offers opportunities to specifically adapt the flight offering to the needs of our customers in these markets,” said Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.