Freight Cooperation between Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines
- Lufthansa Cargo
Starting 1 September 2018 Lufthansa Cargo will use Brussels Airlines’ cargo capacities adding 15 African destinations to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network.
Brussels Airlines becomes the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are brought to the market by Lufthansa Cargo. The two companies had announced their plans for cooperation in spring of this year. Starting 1 September freight can be booked on flights with Brussels Airlines. The pre-booking period is 30 days, maximum.
Through the cooperation Lufthansa Cargo adds 15 African destinations to its route network directly from Brussels. These destinations are:
Banjul (BJL, Gambia), Conakry (CKY, Guinea), Freetown (FNA, Sierra Leone), Monrovia (ROB, Liberia), Abidjan (ABJ, Ivory Coast), Accra (ACC, Ghana), Ouagadougou (OUA, Burkina Faso), Lomé (LFW, Togo), Cotonou (COO, Benin), Douala (DLA, Cameroon), Yaounde (NSI, Cameroon), Kinshasa (FIH, Democratic Republic of Congo), Entebbe (EBB, Uganda), Kigali (KGL, Rwanda), Bujumbura (BJM, Burundi).
“Thanks to the close cooperation between Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo, our customers benefit from numerous new connections and destinations. We are very pleased that our worldwide network is thus becoming even more comprehensive and stronger,” says Dorothea von Boxberg, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo.
Brussels Airlines Cargo, on the other hand, profits from the existing Lufthansa Cargo network of around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries.
“Our close cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo results in a real win-win situation for both companies and our customers. As Africa specialist, we add new destinations to the portfolio of Lufthansa Cargo and from a Brussels Airlines perspective, we can now make even better use of our freight capacity”, says Reinout Puissant, Global Platform Manager at Brussels Airlines Cargo.
Lufthansa Cargo uses the cargo capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. With Brussels Airlines the company adds the freight capacity of 10 wide-body and 43 narrow-body aircraft to its portfolio. Lufthansa Cargo itself operates 12 McDonnell Douglas MD 11F and 5 Boeing 777F and uses freighter capacities of Aerologic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.
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