Lufthansa Cargo


Lufthansa Cargo

Infobox Airline
airline = Lufthansa Cargo

logo_size =
fleet_size = 19
destinations = 39
IATA = LH
ICAO = GEC
callsign = LUFTHANSA CARGO
parent = Deutsche Lufthansa AG
company_slogan =
founded = 1994
headquarters =
key_people = Carsten Spohr (Chairman)
hubs = Frankfurt International Airport

secondary_hubs = Leipzig/Halle Airport
focus_cities = Munich
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.lhcargo.com/

Lufthansa Cargo is the cargo airline subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Frankfurt, Germany. It is an international air freight and logistics company operating worldwide services. Its main base is Frankfurt International Airport. The operation in Leipzig/Halle Airport, in the eastern part of Germany, is for DHL, the German express carrier. Lufthansa Cargo does not only offer space on its own freighters, but also has access to the freight capacities of more than 300 Lufthansa passenger aircraft. Additionally, all capacity of Condor Airlines, SunExpress and airberlin are at the disposal of Lufthansa Fracht. Fact|date=June 2007

History

The decision was made in July 1994 to make the freight division of Lufthansa a limited stock company. It was the first airline in the world to split cargo and passenger operations in this way. These activities were merged into the "old" German Cargo Services Ltd. (resp. Lufthansa Cargo Airlines Ltd.), renamed to Lufthansa Cargo AG (LCAG) and entered into in November 1994. For quite some time LCAG was the number one intercontinental cargo carrier but was passed meanwhile by Korean Airlines Cargo and Air France/KLM Cargo.

Although LCAG was famous for its innovation spirit, which is still reflected in several interesting joint ventures and subsidiaries, the company lacks a strategy for further development. The WOW Alliance (consisting of LCAG, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Japan Airlines Cargo and SAS Cargo) never really took off and was quietly put to rest in 2006, when the WOW logo disappaered from the various company stationary.

In 2004, Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express came together in a 50:50 joint venture to create a new cargo airline. The airline AeroLogic was founded in September 2007 and intends to operate up to 11 Boeing 777Fs by 2012. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/01/28/221143/aerologic-outlines-launch-and-expansion-plans.html AeroLogic outlines launch and expansion plans] Flight Global, 28 January 2008] The airline will be based at DHL's base in Leipzig and as a result Lufthansa Cargo's MD-11s based at Leipzig will be relocated back to Frankfurt.

Destinations

Lufthansa Cargo operates flights to 39 destinations in 23 countries. [ [http://193.24.34.250/flightschedule/LHcargo_FlightSchedule.xls Lufthansa Cargo AG flight schedule] 9mb file in Excel format - only those destinations with MD-11 service are Lufthansa Cargo destinations]

Africa

Egypt
*Cairo (Cairo International Airport)Kenya
*Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)Senegal
*Dakar (Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport)South Africa
*Johannesburg (Johannesburg International Airport)

Asia

;Central AsiaKazakhstan
*Almaty (Almaty International Airport)
*Astana (Astana International Airport) hub [stops 30 March 2009] Uzbekistan
*Tashkent (Yuzhny Airport);East AsiaChina
*Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport)
*Guangzhou (Baiyun International Airport)
*Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport)
*Shanghai (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)Japan
*Osaka (Kansai International Airport)
*Tokyo (Narita International Airport)South Korea
*Seoul (Incheon International Airport);Southeast AsiaSingapore
*Singapore (Singapore Changi Airport)Thailand
*Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport);South AsiaIndia
*Bangalore (HAL Airport)
*Chennai (Chennai International Airport)
*Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport)
*Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport)
*Mumbai (Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport);Southwest AsiaBahrain
*Manama (Bahrain International Airport)Iran
*Tehran (Mehrabad International Airport)Kuwait
*Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport)Saudi Arabia
*Jeddah (King Abdulaziz International Airport)
*Riyadh (King Khalid International Airport)United Arab Emirates
*Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi International Airport)
*Sharjah (Sharjah International Airport) hub

Europe

Belgium
*Brussels (Brussels Airport)Germany
*Cologne (Cologne-Bonn Airport)
*Frankfurt (Frankfurt International Airport) hub
*Leipzig (Leipzig/Halle Airport) hubItaly
*Milan (Malpensa International Airport)Russia
*Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo Airport) [starts 31 March 2009] (to replace Astana as hub)
*Moscow (Sheremetyevo International Airport)Sweden
*Gothenburg (Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport)Turkey
*Istanbul (Ataturk International Airport)United Kingdom
*Nottingham (East Midlands Airport)

North America

Canada
*Toronto (Pearson International Airport) [starting 2 September] [http://gtaa.com/en/news/torontopearson_today/details/33a9e3b5-0f82-4080-bce6-a761b97c104a] Mexico
*Mexico City (Mexico City International Airport)United States
*Atlanta (Hartsfield International Airport)
*Chicago (O'Hare International Airport)
*Dallas (Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport)
*Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport)
*New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport)
*Wilmington (Airborne Airpark)

outh America

Argentina
*Buenos Aires (Ministro Pistarini International Airport)Brazil
*Campinas (Viracopos-Campinas International Airport) (serves Sao Paulo)

All of the above are by Lufthansa Cargo's own MD-11F fleet, they also serve various other destinations operated by Jade Cargo and World Airways as Lufthansa Cargo flights.

Fleet

The Lufthansa Cargo fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2007) cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 108 | date= 2007-04-03] :

*19 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F

Registrations: D-ALCA /D-ALCB /D-ALCC /D-ALCD /D-ALCE /D-ALCF /D-ALCG /D-ALCH /D-ALCI /D-ALCJ /D-ALCK /D-ALCL /D-ALCM /D-ALCN /D-ALCO /D-ALCP /D-ALCQ /D-ALCR /D-ALCS

Previously operated

*7 Boeing 747-200F Fact|date=June 2007

Registrations: D-ABZA / D-ABZB / D-ABZC / D-ABZF / D-ABZI / D-ABYO / D-ABYU

References

External links

* [http://www.lhcargo.com/ Lufthansa Cargo]
* [http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/index.html Lufthansa Group]
* [http://www.wowtheworld.com/ WOW]


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