Lufthansa Cargo to market cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines
March 30, 2018: As per the recently signed joint agreement, Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, from September 1.
The cargo capacities will be marketed by Lufthansa Cargo under air waybill (AWB) document number 020.
With this agreement, freight customers Brussels Airlines will get access to Lufthansa Cargo's largest route network, which comprises 300 destinations, spread across 100 countries.
For customers of the freight crane, the route network is expected to be supplemented by additional attractive destinations in the West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels.
Brussels Airlines currently operates to 17 African destinations. It includes Dakar, Monrovia, Abidjan, Douala, Kinshasa and Entebbe.
"With the integration of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the offer for our customers will become even more attractive, and larger,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, chief commercial officer, Lufthansa Cargo.
“Brussels Airlines' African destinations are complementary to our existing network, and ideally complement our connections,” said Hoensbroech.
Christina Foerster, who will be joining Brussels Airlines as CEO on April 1, said: “Lufthansa Cargo has expertise in marketing cargo capacities of passenger airlines. This cooperation will help us use freight capacities of our fleet in a better way. And we, as the European Africa specialist, can add new destinations to Lufthansa Cargo's offering.”
Brussels is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities will be marketed by Lufthansa Cargo. The cargo capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress are already available to Lufthansa Cargo customers. With the marketing of Brussels Airlines, belly capacities of 10 wide-body aircraft will be added. Lufthansa Cargo also operates 17 freighters, and uses freighter capacities from Aerologic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.