Lufthansa aug­ments freighter to Mum­bai

With em­pha­sis on long-stand­ing con­nec­tions with the In­dian air­freight mar­ket, Frank­furt-based air­freight car­rier Lufthansa Cargo has in­creased its freighter ser­vices to Mum­bai.

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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, Vi­cePres­i­dent for Asia-Pa­cific at Lufthansa Cargo.

Lufthansa's cargo arm also serves other In­dian metropoles; 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 lo­gis­tics 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, Lufthansa Cargo. Two years ago, Lufthansa Cargo em­pha­sised this by re­nam­ing its McDon­nel­lDou­glas MD-11 freighter with regis­tra­tion D-ALCJ 'Na­maste In­dia'. In the 2016 busi­ness year, the air­line trans­ported around 1.6 mil­lion tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.4 bil­lion rev­enue tonne-kilo­me­tres.

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