Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines Cargo start close cooperation
Freight capacities of Brussels Airlines with departure from 1 September 2018 now bookable with Lufthansa Cargo
Brussels/Frankfurt, 14 August 2018 - The marketing of Brussels Airlines’ (SN) cargo capacities by Lufthansa Cargo – as announced in spring – has begun and bookings for flights with departure from 1 September 2018 are now possible. As usual, the pre-booking period is maximum 30 days. The freight flies on airway bills of Lufthansa Cargo, recognizable by the number sequence 020.
The networks of both companies complement each other perfectly. The new cooperation gives Brussels Airlines Cargo customers easy access to Lufthansa Cargo's worldwide route network with around 300 destinations in over 100 countries. For Lufthansa Cargo customers, the route network will be supplemented by further attractive destinations - mostly in West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels. This adds 15 African destinations to the network:
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.”
- Dorothea von Boxberg, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo.
“Our close cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo results in a real win-win situation for both companies and for our customers. As the 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.”
- Reinout Puissant, Global Platform Manager at Brussels Airlines Cargo.
Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are brought to the market by Lufthansa Cargo. Customers of the German carrier already have access to the cargo holds of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. The cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines adds the cargo holds of 10 wide-body aircraft and 43 narrow-bodies to the Lufthansa Cargo offer. In addition, Lufthansa Cargo operates 17 cargo aircraft and uses freighter capacities of Aerologic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.
Lufthansa Cargo AG
Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers. In the 2017 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.