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.
Lufthansa airplane
30 Sep 2014
European air freight shippers are facing fresh disruption today as a strike by Lufthansa pilots forced the cancellation of 50 long-haul flights to and from Frankfurt, Germany, the German carrier’s global cargo hub.
10 Sep 2014
Lufthansa Cargo saw traffic dip 1.1 percent in August from a year ago as an increasingly weak European market offset growth on reviving Asia-Pacific and North and South America routes.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter
03 Sep 2014
Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways will soon launch joint freight services between Europe and Japan after obtaining antitrust approval in Japan.
Lufthansa Cargo
31 Jul 2014
Lufthansa Cargo today posted another profitable quarter despite lower traffic and revenue, overcoming a weakening global air freight market that has trapped many of its leading rivals in the red.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
10 Jul 2014
Lufthansa Cargo is cutting freighter capacity in response to continued weakness in global cargo demand that saw its volume slump by 8 percent year-on-year in June with no signs of a pickup in sight.
11 Jun 2014
Lufthansa today warned that an expected rebound in its cargo business hasn’t materialized and there’s no pickup in sight as it lowered its profit targets for the next two years.
12 May 2014
It occupies only 300 square feet in the world’s biggest international airport, but American Airlines Cargo’s first European temperature-controlled facility, which opened in London Heathrow last week, underscores the rise of health care as a key driver of global transport demand.
06 May 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said it will expand its “lucrative “express products business in 2014 as first quarter profit declined 25 percent year-on-year in a stalling global air freight market.
10 Apr 2014
Lufthansa Cargo carried 2.6 percent less freight in March compared with a year ago, but it said the global market shows some signs of recovery as it posted higher revenue and an improved load factor.
Lufthansa Cargo plane
31 Mar 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s services face severe disruption beginning tomorrow as pilots across the German airline stage a three-day strike.
Lufthansa Cargo
13 Mar 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s earnings slumped 27 percent in 2013, but it was one of the few airlines that turned a profit in a subdued global air freight market.
25 Feb 2014
Air freight operators have almost completed their shift of capacity back into China following the Lunar New Year celebrations.
A Boeing 777 Freighter in Frankfurt, Germany.
10 Jan 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said the global air freight market could pick up in 2014, reversing two years of flat demand, following positive developments towards the end of 2013.
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter is 63.7 meters long with a wingspan of 64.8 meters.
19 Nov 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter will take off from Frankfurt, Germany, tonight, bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, on its first scheduled flight.
Lufthansa Cargo
14 Oct 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported that an on-going decline in traffic continued to slow in September, falling just 0.8 percent from a year ago, following a 1.3 percent decrease in August.
French airline Air France and Dutch airline KLM merged in 2004. Source: Capital Photos.
12 Sep 2013
Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
Lufthansa’s main European competitors, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo, also posted freight declines.
12 Sep 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported traffic declined 1.3 percent year-over-year in August, as it prepares to take delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in October, followed by a second aircraft in November.
10 Jul 2013
Lufthansa Cargo unveiled plans to boost its freighter network later in the year as the decline in its freight traffic fla
11 Jun 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported a sharply smaller decline in freight traffic in May for the third month running, underpinning th
Lufthansa planes.
02 May 2013
Lufthansa Cargo boosted operating profit by 35 percent in the traditionally weak first quarter and said it expects full year earnings to better its 2012 result as it continues to cull capacity in line with weak global demand.
10 Apr 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported a sharply lower decline in freight traffic in March, ending a long run of steep monthly falls an
Etihad freighter.
02 Apr 2013
The latest IATA cargo figures again show the Middle East is the only region posting significant year-on-year traffic growth in a flat lining global market.
25 Mar 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Lufthansa Cargo will enter into a strategic cooperation agreement, starting April 1.
14 Mar 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s operating profit in 2012 sank 58 percent from the previous year to 104 million euros ($135 million), but it was one of the few freight airlines to remain in the black in a market plagued by rising supply and declining demand.
11 Mar 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s freight traffic fell 12.9 percent in February from a year ago, slightly outpacing a sharp reduction in
01 Mar 2013
Lufthansa Cargo will launch new MD-11 freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, starting March 2.
11 Feb 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s traffic slumped 8.3 percent in January from a year ago as Europe’s biggest scheduled cargo airline cont
10 Jan 2013
Lufthansa Cargo closed 2012 with traffic down 8.5 percent from the previous year, but the German carrier’s utilization of its freighter fleet was unchanged as it slashed capacity in line with sharply lower demand in the global air cargo market.
Cut flowers.
19 Dec 2012
11 Dec 2012
Lufthansa Cargo stemmed the sharp monthly falls in freight traffic in November, with tonnage down just 2.4 percent from a
21 Nov 2012
Cargo volume through Singapore Changi Airport nose-dived in October, extending a disappointing year for the world’s 11th-largest cargo airport by tonnage.
13 Nov 2012
Lufthansa Cargo carried 9.4 percent less freight in October than a year ago as the German all-cargo carrier slashed capac
31 Oct 2012
Germany’s Lufthansa Cargo posted a 52.5 percent decline in third quarter profit but it remains one of the few major cargo
23 Oct 2012
Lufthansa Cargo’s winter schedule will see a major increase in freighter capacity between Europe and the Middle East.