Freight Lufthansa Cargo increases number of flights to Japan

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Lufthansa Cargo has announced, that it will increase freighter services to Japan.

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The cargo operator will add two weekly flights to Osaka-Kansai. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the MD-11 will fly from Frankfurt via Novosibirsk to Osaka.

In Japan, Lufthansa Cargo already operates a route to Tokyo-Narita and passenger flights to Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda and Nagoya. With the additional frequencies, Lufthansa Group offers over 80 weekly flights to and from Japan (includes belly capacities on passenger aircraft and the cooperation with ANA cargo).

On January 18, 2018, the first flight from Osaka took off with 90 tons of cargo on board.

Frank Naeve, Vice President Asia-Pacific at Lufthansa Cargo, said: “These new flights to Osaka are strengthening our position in Japan. It is a further investment into the very important Japanese airfreight market. “

Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo, explained: “We are proud to have long-standing connections with customers in the Japanese air cargo industry since 1969. Our aim is to build on this and expand into the future.”

Lufthansa Cargo is a German cargo airline, headquartered in Frankfurt. The operator is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa and operates on 57 worldwide destinations. Lufthansa Cargo operates with a fleet of 17 aircraft, including 12 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F and five Boeing 777F.

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