First car shipped by Eurowings bellyhold


A SEAT Arona was shipped from Cologne to southern Africa on behalf of the IQS Group
Lufthansa Cargo recently carried out the first commercial transport of a vehicle from Cologne to southern Africa on board an Airbus 330 Eurowings passenger aircraft on behalf of the specialist logistics company IQS Group. In the future, automotive customers will benefit from an expanded network and higher cost efficiency due to the reduced space requirement for loading, says the airline.

Lufthansa Cargo and its partner Aircargo Consulting developed a special process that now makes it possible to transport even larger vehicles in the bellies of Eurowings.
“This was preceded by several meetings with all parties involved, subsequent process descriptions and an operational risk analysis,” says Lufthansa Cargo director sales and handling Joachim Bintein. “We have started with destinations in southern Africa and are planning to expand to other Eurowings destinations.”