To cope with the large volume of Christmas mail and parcels between Germany and the USA, Lufthansa Cargo is increasing capacity in cooperation with Deutsche Post.
From mid-November until 3 January, an MD-11F is taking off each weak on the Frankfurt – New York/JFK route.
The Atlantic will be criss-crossed seven times exclusively for Deutsche Post to make sure Christmas presents are under the tree in time.
Lufthansa Cargo executive board member for product and sales, Dorothea von Boxberg says: “There is great demand in the run-up to Christmas for our Airmail/eCommerce product in particular for short-notice deadline-sensitive shipments.
“Therefore, we have ramped up capacity exclusively for our close partner Deutsche Post AG in recent years already. This year, for the first time, we have even been able to provide the support of seven charters during the Christmas period due to growing parcel volumes.”
Deutsche Post senior vice president of international operations, Thomas Kling says: “During the Christmas period especially, it is particularly important to us that we ensure excellent reliability in global transport so that our customers receive the goods they ordered and presents from family and friends on time for the holidays.
Daily shipments are a third higher than other months, with Kling saying: “This trend shows once again how important mail still is for connecting people and companies in different countries.”