LH Cargo rethinks Frankfurt investment after night ban

Lufthansa Cargo is reconsidering the size its nearly one billion euro investment in new cargo and administrative facilities at Frankfurt airport following the surprise slapping of a total night-flight ban in October.


Frankfurt Airport Karl Ulrich Garnadt Lufthansa Cargo night ban


Lufthansa Cargo is reconsidering the size its nearly one billion euro investment in new cargo and administrative facilities at Frankfurt airport following the surprise slapping of a total night-flight ban in October. “Lufthansa still wants to invest, but the size is dependent on the night flight regulations,” an un-named spokesman was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Lufthansa Cargo earlier said it has shifted its night freighter service schedule including moving freighters to airports other than Frankfurt, such as Cologne-Bonn, as a temporary solution. If this becomes long term, it could cost the carrier somewhere in the “double-digit millions of euros,” Lufthansa Cargo CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt said following the imposition of the ban. Analysts have estimated the cost at between €30 and €50 million.