June 21, 2016: Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the leading quality air cargo carriers worldwide, changes its cargo-handling partner at Frankfurt International Airport. From July 1, 2016, the airline is served by LUG aircargo handling.
The GHA will handle the belly cargo of JAL’s daily flights with B777-300ER and B787-900 (Dreamliner) to/from Frankfurt as well as road feeder services for JAL Cargo.
The JAL Group operates cargo handling in 94 stations in 18 countries.
“We expect a handling volume of 800 to 1000 tonnes per month. JAL Cargo’s global network is going to further expand our international footprint. The airline cooperates closely with British Airways which is also a handling customer of ours,” says Patrik Tschirch, managing director & CEO, LUG aircargo handling GmbH.
“Adding JAL to our customer portfolio is a highlight in our jubilee year and boosts our business growth. We are proud that we have successfully operated in the very competitive handling market for 50 years now. Times are not as glorious as in the 60s when we started. But we have achieved a lot and are confident about the future,” says Sachito Akimoto, general manager, Cargo & Mail, Germany JAL.
“We have a very professional and dedicated team. And the whole Dettmer Group backs us up,” adds Tschirch.