EUROPE & CIS : Summer brings new offerings from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its summer flight programme, particularly to Asia. The new services include two direct freighter flights per week to Beijing. For the first time, the cargo carrier’s MD-11F service from Frankfurt to Shanghai and Seoul will be operated non-stop. Two new destinations for Lufthansa Cargo customers in China will be added to […]


Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its summer flight programme, particularly to Asia. The new services include two direct freighter flights per week to Beijing. For the first time, the cargo carrier’s MD-11F service from Frankfurt to Shanghai and Seoul will be operated non-stop.

Two new destinations for Lufthansa Cargo customers in China will be added to the route network: From the end of March, Nanjing, which will be served five times a week from Frankfurt, and from June, Shenyang, which will have a thrice weekly service from Munich. Both routes will be operated with passenger aircraft – Airbus A340-300s with an average cargo capacity of about 17 tonnes.

Lufthansa is also launching a new service to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. The passenger airline has taken over this destination from Swiss as part of its network optimisation, the German carrier said in a statement. Malabo will be served three times a week from Frankfurt by an Airbus A330-300 (average cargo capacity about 24 tonnes), with the outbound flight to Malabo continuing on to Abuja, Nigeria. The return flight to Frankfurt from Abuja will include a stopover in Malabo.

This summer, Lufthansa Cargo customers will also be able to book capacity on non-stop passenger flights to Seattle and Calgary with airfreight transported daily from Frankfurt to these two North American cities aboard Airbus A330- 300s (average cargo capacity about 17 tonnes).