LUFTHANSA CARGO launches intra-European flights
Lufthansa Cargo has launched its new short and medium haul European freighter network with an A321F flight from Frankfurt to Dublin. The network will initially utilise a single A321 freighter – named Hello Europe – flown by Lufthansa Group airline CityLine. In August, a second A321 freighter will be added to the network. The first aircraft will serve the network covering seven destinations—Frankfurt, Dublin, Manchester, Malta, Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Tunis. A service to Cairo is expected to be added at the end of March 2022. Dorothea von Boxberg, chief executive, Lufthansa Cargo said that the last time Lufthansa Cargo operated intra-European cargo flights was in early 2000s when it offered night time flights carrying mail. Rising e-commerce volumes would be one of the staples of the new flights, she said. “We see that there is an increased demand from customers from within Europe for fast connections,” said von Boxberg. “That is what airfreight is about,” she added.