EUROPE/CIS: Lufthansa Cargo adds two new Brazil flights

Lufthansa Cargo began operating two MD-11 flights per week from Frankfurt to Manaus in Brazil from 21 January. The flights to the Amazon Basin city will include stopovers in 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 […]


Lufthansa Cargo began operating two MD-11 flights per week from Frankfurt to Manaus in Brazil from 21 January. The flights to the Amazon Basin city will include stopovers in 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 centres,” Achim Martinka, Lufthansa Cargo’s vice-president of the Americas said. “With our new connections, we are expanding our customised product to accommodate the increased demand from the hi-tech industry, especially in Asia.” Lufthansa Cargo is currently the only cargo carrier to offer direct connections between Europe and Manaus. The company currently operates 10 freighter flights per week between Europe and South America.