Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo

Headquarted in Frankfurt, Germany, Lufthansa Cargo employs around 4,500 people. The company serves 300 destinations in more than 100 countries utilizing its own assets. The company's primary hub is the Frankfurt Airport. In addition to a dedicated air freight fleet, the company uses spare belly space on Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines passenger planes. 

20 Feb 2020
Lufthansa Cargo will offer instant air freight quotes via an application programming interface with digital forwarder Fleet, a company in which the German airline invested in 2018.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
02 Aug 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers rose 4.3 percent year-over-year.
27 Apr 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers grew 6.3 percent.
20 Apr 2017
The partnership was struck after more than a year of negotiations.
18 Apr 2017
European airlines accounted for half of the increase in global air cargo traffic to a five-year high in 2016.
16 Mar 2017
Lufthansa Cargo sank into the red in 2016.
24 Jan 2017
Cathay Pacific has relocated its cargo-handling operations in Frankfurt to Lufthansa Cargo’s terminal at Europe’s biggest air freight hub.
02 Nov 2016
Lufthansa Cargo on Wednesday posted its sixth consecutive quarterly loss, but it sees a brighter future ahead.
Extra capacity in the bellies of passenger aircraft have contributed to structural overcapacity in the air cargo industry, which is putting pressure on cargo airlines' bottom lines.
02 Aug 2016
Lufthansa Cargo sank deeper into the red in the second quarter.
28 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Japan’s All Nippon Airways will extend their joint venture next month.
13 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, said it will lay off hundreds of its 4,600-strong worldwide workforce.
12 May 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific have signed a partnership to operate a joint network.
12 Apr 2016
Europe’s leading air cargo carriers are continuing to post lower traffic figures month after month while their smaller rivals are still boosting their market shares.
17 Mar 2016
Lufthansa Cargo remained in the black for yet another year in 2015, overcoming the damaging impact of a pilots’ strike and growing oversupply in the global air freight market, while its main European rivals sank deeper into the red.
12 Jan 2016
Lufthansa Cargo retained its top ranking among Europe’s cargo airlines in 2015 even as traffic shrank 2.4 percent from the previous year and two more freighters are being taken out of service.
09 Dec 2015
Lufthansa and United Airlines plan to expand their current passenger partnership to cargo operations between Europe and the U.S.
29 Oct 2015
Lufthansa Cargo is heading for its first annual loss in six years after Europe’s largest freight airline sank into the red for the second consecutive quarter.
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16 Sep 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines is pulling further ahead of its troubled European rivals as it continues to post double digit increases in traffic month after month.
05 Aug 2015
Lufthansa Cargo and its affiliate Swiss WorldCargo are introducing a new simplified pricing system for the winter season in response to “the volatility of external cost factors.”
30 Jul 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s five-year winning streak ended abruptly in the second quarter as it slumped to a 68 million euros ($74.8 million) operating loss from a 20 million euro profit a year ago.
09 Jul 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s traffic shrank in June as the German carrier failed to sell all of its extra capacity, pushing its load factor close to a six year low as it braces for more pilot strikes.
10 Jun 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s traffic dipped 1.4 percent in May as it failed to fill additional capacity, but the German carrier continued to outperform its main European rivals.
Fresh product loading for Lufthansa Cargo
29 Apr 2015
Lufthansa Cargo says it is delaying the construction of a new freight center at its Frankfurt hub “by at least two years.”
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12 Mar 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s operating profit surged nearly 27 percent in 2014. The German carrier remained in the black for the fifth consecutive year despite a weak global air freight market that has pushed many of its rivals into the red.
15 Jan 2015
Frankfurt airport’s freight traffic increased just 1.7 percent in 2014, lagging growth at its main European rivals, as pilots at Lufthansa, its biggest customer, staged nine strikes through the year.
13 Jan 2015
Lufthansa Cargo is “cautiously optimistic” about its performance in 2015 after filling nearly 70 percent of its capacity in a fiercely competitive market last year, CEO Peter Greber said.
10 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo managed to increase traffic in November despite ongoing strikes by pilots, while its leading European rivals posted lower volumes as they prepare to downsize their freighter operations.
04 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways have launched the world’s first air cargo joint venture, with maiden flights between Europe and Japan.
03 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a day-long strike Thursday, the second walk out this week, in a year-long dispute over retirement benefits.
01 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 21-hour walkout Tuesday as part of a year-long wave of strikes that forced the German carrier to cancel almost half of its scheduled short and medium-haul passenger flights today.
30 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s slim operating profit of 6 million euros ($7.6 million) in the third quarter, 20 percent higher than a year ago, maintained the carrier’s status as one of the few profitable scheduled air freight operators.
22 Oct 2014
London – Amsterdam and London have closed the gap with Europe’s top freight airports as pilot strikes at Lufthansa and Air France shrunk cargo traffic at their Frankfurt and Paris hubs.
20 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said all its freighter flights will operate as scheduled as pilots began a 35-hour strike at midday that forced the parent airline to cancel 1,450 short- and medium-haul passenger flights.
10 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s volume shrank 2.9 percent in September from a year ago, but the carrier cautiously anticipates a seasonal uptick in demand in the fourth quarter.
07 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday, but the German airline said it will have little impact on shippers.