Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines Cargo start close cooperation

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.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs 3,100 people and operates 41 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the  Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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