July 22, 2017: LUG aircargo handling GmbH has announced that it has agreed on a service contract with Dubai headquartered Emirates, effective October 2, 2017. Emirates operates passenger aircraft (A380 and B777) three times a day between Frankfurt-Main and Dubai. In addition to this, Emirates also offers eight all- cargo flights with B777F per week. As per the new agreement, LUG will handle the belly cargo as well as road feeder services (RFS) and cargo from freighters for Emirates SkyCargo.
“We are delighted that we have been able to win such a demanding customer as Emirates SkyCargo. The bar is raised very high for ground handling competence as well as innovation in technology and handling. We are currently expanding our Health Care Centre (HCC) in our terminal in the Cargo City South. In addition, we can offer a first class service for food and flowers as a shareholder in the Perishable Centre Frankfurt. This has, no doubt, contributed to the success of our tender offer. Adding Emirates SkyCargo to our customer portfolio boosts our business growth. We expect an additional handling volume of some 6,000 t per month," said Patrik Tschirch, managing director and CEO, LUG aircargo handling GmbH.
“We have opted for LUG aircargo handling as they are a professional and reliable GHA. That will help us fulfil our customers’ expectations and satisfy our own ambitions in terms of excellent service, an entirely safe operation, and continued responsiveness to the evolving demands of our customers," added s Michael Laschet, manager, Emirates Cargo Germany.
Emirates flies to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich in Germany. It offers scheduled services to over 150 destinations worldwide. Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter fleet operates to close to 50 airports. As one of the leading global cargo carriers, Emirates SkyCargo has strong capabilities to transport temperature and time sensitive cargo, e.g. pharmaceuticals, life science products, food and flowers, as well as hazardous material, express cargo, and valuables. Emirates offers several innovative, special solutions for these product categories such as Emirates Pharma and Emirates Fresh.