Mumbai: Frankfurt-based air freight carrier Lufthansa Cargo has increased its freighter services to Mumbai. Since July, the airline has been operating four instead of three freighter flights to the Indian megacity.
“This change sees us strengthening our position in the regional airfreight market,” said Frank Naeve, Vice-President for Asia-Pacific at Lufthansa Cargo.
Lufthansa’s cargo arm also serves other Indian cities — Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, each with two freighter services a week.
Additionally, the cargo capacity of 42 weekly passenger flights between various Indian cities and the hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna is offered by the German logistic company.
“We are proud to have had long-standing connections with customers in the Indian air cargo industry since 1959. Our aim is to build on this in the future,” says Peter Gerber, Chief Executive and Chairman of the board of Lufthansa Cargo.
Two years ago, the Lufthansa Cargo emphasised this by renaming its McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 freighter with registration D-ALCJ ‘Namaste India’.
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In the 2016 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide.
Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, and an extensive road feeder service network.
The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa.