Lufthansa Cargo has announced that its 2023/2024 winter flight schedule will include 83 weekly B777F connections, with increased frequencies to Tel Aviv, Cairo, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.
Riyadh and Taipei will also be added as new destinations to the flight schedule.
Furthermore, Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777 freighter fleet will comprise a total of 17 aircraft with the addition of a new freighter in service by the end of the year.
Lufthansa Cargo will operate three weekly B777 freighter services to Tel Aviv (TLV) and Cairo (CAI) from October, and the frequency to Hong Kong (HKG) will be increased from six to seven weekly flights by routing via Mumbai (BOM).
With the combined connection from Frankfurt via Riyadh (RUH) to Taipei (TPE), Lufthansa Cargo says it is adding two new freighter destinations to its current flight schedule in November, serving them twice a week.
Lufthansa Cargo is also increasing the number of weekly connections to Mexico City (NLU) from six to a total of seven weekly freighter rotations that it says is as a result of steady demand.
In July, all freighter flights were transferred to Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU), and numerous infrastructure measures were created, including truck shuttle services, to ensure the fast and reliable transfer of shipments between the now passenger-only Mexico City (MEX) airport and Felipe Ángeles (NLU) as a cargo airport.
Lufthansa Cargo is committed to maintaining its established weekly routes to eight destinations in the United States and Canada, in addition to serving six destinations in South America.
As part of its continuous growth strategy, the company anticipates the introduction of a fourth Airbus A321 freighter in September which is expected to facilitate further expansions within Lufthansa Cargo’s short- and medium-haul operations, enhancing its comprehensive global service portfolio.
Ashwin Bhat, chief executive of Lufthansa Cargo, said: “The market for air freight is and remains volatile, but Asia and Mexico continue to be attractive, economically strong regions for us.
“The additional capacity of our 17th Boeing 777F in our long-haul fleet offers opportunities to specifically adapt the flight offering to the needs of our customers in these markets.”