Lufthansa flies e-freight from Dubai Free Zone

Lufthansa Cargo has become the first carrier flying out of Dubai Airport Free Zone to use e-freight and as such no longer requires on-board Master Airwaybills and other documents identified under the scope of IATA e-Freight. This applies for shipments out of Dubai destined for its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, or transiting these hubs to […]


Lufthansa Cargo has become the first carrier flying out of Dubai Airport Free Zone to use e-freight and as such no longer requires on-board Master Airwaybills and other documents identified under the scope of IATA e-Freight. This applies for shipments out of Dubai destined for its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, or transiting these hubs to other e-freight-capable destinations.

When sending cargo to these e-freightcapable destinations, customers in Dubai have the option to not submit any documents to be flown, such as the Master Airwaybill, House Airwaybill, invoices, packing lists, etc (Master AWB copy will be required until 31 December). The Master Airwaybill information is electronically stored and transmitted by the carrier.

More than 30 Lufthansa Cargo stations around the world are e-freight-capable, and the number is growing rapidly, the carrier said. “With our Frankfurt and Munich hubs also capable of e-freight, paperless freight on Lufthansa Cargo is no longer limited to point-to-point shipments.”

“We have to change with the times and ensure that we protect and sustain our society by maintaining the ecological balance. E-freight is one of those shifts of progress which will keep the earth healthy for future generations,” said Anil Lulla, Lufthansa Cargo’s regional performance manager, based in Dubai.