EUROPE & CIS: Almaty: Lufthansa out, Aeroflot in

Aeroflot Cargo has launched a new weekly DC10 freighter service from Frankfurt Hahn to Almaty, Kazakhstan via Moscow. The first departure, on 15 April, operated with a full 55 tonne payload, of which 40 tonnes was destined for Almaty with the airline looking at introducing a second frequency by early May. Aeroflot Cargo¡¯s German GSSA […]


Aeroflot Cargo has launched a new weekly DC10 freighter service from Frankfurt Hahn to Almaty, Kazakhstan via Moscow. The first departure, on 15 April, operated with a full 55 tonne payload, of which 40 tonnes was destined for Almaty with the airline looking at introducing a second frequency by early May.

Aeroflot Cargo¡¯s German GSSA Transnautic Aero has established a domestic trucking programme in Kazakhstan that provides airport-door services to any destination within 24-48 hours. Says Transnautic Director Hendrik Boeyng: ¡°Our ability to off er service to the door means we are already luring cargo away from other airlines who cannot provide this important facility.¡±

He continues: ¡°We expect huge volumes of cargo on this new service – particularly electrical and electronic equipment, automotive spares and textiles. There is also signifi cant available traffic for Astana, following the relocation of Lufthansa¡¯s hub from Astana to Krasnoyarsk.