LUG aircargo handling GmbH has announced that it has agreed on a service contract with Emirates, headquartered in Dubai (UAE), effective October 2, 2017. Emirates (EK) operates passenger aircraft (A380 and B777) three times a day between Frankfurt-Main and Dubai. In addition, Emirates offers eight all-cargo flights with B777F per week. LUG will handle the belly cargo as well as road feeder services (RFS) and cargo from freighters for Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates.
Emirates is the world’s largest international airline and one of the top cargo carriers worldwide. Emirates flies to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich in Germany. It offers scheduled services to over 150 destinations worldwide. Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter fleet operates to close to 50 airports.
As one of the leading global cargo carriers Emirates SkyCargo has strong capabilities to transport temperature and time sensitive cargo, e.g. pharmaceuticals, life science products, food and flowers, as well as hazardous material, express cargo, and valuables. Emirates offers several innovative, special solutions for these product categories such as Emirates Pharma and Emirates Fresh.
“We are delighted that we have been able to win such a demanding customer as Emirates SkyCargo. The bar is raised very high for ground handling competence as well as innovation in technology and handling. We are currently expanding our Health Care Centre (HCC) in our terminal in the Cargo City South. In addition, we can offer a first class service for food and flowers as shareholder in the Perishable Centre Frankfurt. This has, no doubt, contributed to the success of our tender offer“, says Patrik Tschirch, managing director & CEO, LUG aircargo handling GmbH. “Adding Emirates SkyCargo to our customer portfolio boosts our business growth. We expect an additional handling volume of some 6,000 t per month.“
“We have opted for LUG aircargo handling as they are a professional and reliable GHA that will help us fulfil our customers’ expectations and satisfy our own ambitions in terms of excellent service, an absolutely safe operation, and continued responsiveness to the evolving demands of our customers,” says Michael Laschet, Emirates Cargo manager Germany.