EUROPE & CIS: Lufthansa Cargo expands S. American network

Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its route network in South America this coming New Year with new services to the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus from 21 January 2011. There will be two MD-11 flights per week, from Frankfurt to Manaus with stopovers in both Dakar and Viracopos,São Paulo. The return flights from Manaus will stop in […]


Lufthansa Cargo is expanding its route network in South America this coming New Year with new services to the Brazilian metropolis of Manaus from 21 January 2011. There will be two MD-11 flights per week, from Frankfurt to Manaus with stopovers in both Dakar and Viracopos,São Paulo. The return flights from Manaus will stop in Quito and Bogot¨¢, with a technical stop in Curacao. “Manaus is a free trade zone that has evolved into one of Brazil’s major industrial centers”, said Helge Krueger- Lorenzen, Lufthansa Cargo’s vice president for Asia & Pacific. “With our new connections, we are expanding our customised product to accommodate the increased demand from the high-tech industry, especially in Asia”. Lufthansa Cargo is the only cargo carrier to offer direct connections between Europe and Manaus and currently operates 10 freighter flights per week between Europe and South America, with the carrier’s passenger division offer 31 flights.