Lufthansa, United Airlines plan trans-Atlantic cargo partnership

Lufthansa, United Airlines plan trans-Atlantic cargo partnership

Lufthansa and United Airlines plan to expand their current passenger partnership to cargo operations between Europe and the U.S.

Lufthansa Cargo said it is in discussions with United Cargo over a variety of ways to create a seamless shipping network, including aligning the carriers’ information technology services and warehouse facilities.

“The planned co-operation of United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo will create a more efficient and comprehensive transatlantic cargo network and increase the choices and benefits available to cargo customers,” Lufthansa said.

The planned cargo partnership is subject to finalizing a commercial agreement and obtaining approval from U.S. and EU regulators.

Lufthansa Cargo launched a similar partnership with All Nippon Airways a year ago on cargo flights between Europe and Japan.

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