Lufthansa Cargo to market cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines.
Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018. The networks of both companies complement each other perfectly. Freight customers of both airlines benefit from this: Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo's route network: the largest network with around 300 destinations in over 100 countries. And for customers of the freight crane, the route network will be supplemented by further attractive destinations, above all in West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels. Brussels Airlines operates 17 African destinations. These include Dakar, Monrovia, Abidjan, Douala, Kinshasa and Entebbe. The capacities will be marketed under 020 AWB.
"With the integration of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the offer for our customers will become even more attractive and even larger," emphasizes Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo. Brussels Airlines' African destinations are complementary to our existing network and thus ideally complement our connections".
Christina Foerster, CEO of Brussels Airlines as of 1st of April, emphasizes the advantages of the partnership: "Lufthansa Cargo has a lot of experience in marketing the cargo capacities of passenger airlines. This cooperation will help us to make even better use of the freight capacities of our fleet. And we, as the European Africa specialist, can add new destinations to Lufthansa Cargo's offering."
Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are marketed by Lufthansa Cargo. The cargo capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress are already available to Lufthansa Cargo customers. With the marketing of Brussels Airlines, Belly capacities of 10 wide-body aircraft will be added. Lufthansa Cargo also operates 17 freighters and uses freighter capacities from Aerologic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers. In the 2017 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.9 billion revenue tonne- kilometres. 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 AG.