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Lufthansa Cargo increases flight offerings to Asia, Africa and Mexico

Lufthansa Cargo will operate three weekly B777 freighter services from October. Towards Asia, the frequency to Hong Kong (HKG) will be increased from six to seven weekly flights by routing via Mumbai (BOM). With the combined connection from Frankfurt via Riyadh (RUH) to Taipei (TPE), Lufthansa Cargo is adding two new freighter destinations to its current flight schedule in November, serving them twice a week. Taipei will become part of the global route network for the first time, while Riyadh has already been served by Lufthansa Cargo until 2020.

Due to steady demand, Lufthansa Cargo is also increasing the number of weekly connections to Mexico City (NLU) from six to a total of seven weekly freighter rotations in this year's winter flight schedule. In July, all freighter flights were transferred to Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU), and numerous infrastructure measures were created, including truck shuttle services, to ensure the fast and reliable transfer of shipments between the now passenger-only Mexico City (MEX) airport and Felipe Ángeles (NLU) as a cargo airport.

Lufthansa Cargo is maintaining its proven weekly routings to eight destinations in the U.S. and Canada and six destinations in South America.

The planned entry into service of a fourth Airbus A321 freighter in the course of September will soon result in further expansions in Lufthansa Cargo's short- and medium-haul segment, thus ideally rounding off its global offering.

"The market for airfreight is and remains volatile, but Asia and Mexico continue to be attractive, economically strong regions for us. The additional capacity of our 17th Boeing 777F in our long-haul fleet offers opportunities to specifically adapt the flight offering to the needs of our customers in these markets," said Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.

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