Lufthansa Cargo beef up freight capacity to meet peak Xmas demand
December 18, 2017: In a move to facilitate a smooth and timely movement of the massive mail and parcel volume between Germany and the USA during Christmas Eve, Lufthansa Cargo AG has briefly expanded its freight services capacity for Deutsche Post AG.
The freight service has been increased between mid-November till the Christmas Eve with a MD-11, which will take off every Monday on the Frankfurt%u2013 New York/ JFK %u2013 Frankfurt route.
According to company, the MD-11 will cross the Atlantic six times in each direction especially in the service of the Santa Clause.
'In the six weeks before Christmas, our airmail/ecommerce product is in great demand for packages sent on short notice and deadline-sensitive shipments,"said Alexis von Hoensbroech, chief product and sales officer of Lufthansa Cargo.
"During this season, we increased our capacity exclusively for our close partner Deutsche Post AG in recent years. However, 2017 is a special situation, as we have never before organised so much additional cargo space on such a short notice. Despite the high cost, the measure is a matter of course," said Hoensbroech.
'We know that many gifts will only manage to make it under the tree on time thanks to these extra flights. In addition, they support many small and medium-sized companies and eCommerce platforms in Germany is gaining access to the major global players during the time of year with the highest turnover,' he said.