Extra China flights as Lufthansa Cargo upgrades network

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Lufthansa Cargo is to upgrade its network with extra freighter flights to China, and use belly-hold capacity on passenger aircraft.

Cargo operations to China will be increased with nine Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Shanghai, up from seven, and it will exclusively use 777Fs instead of mixing it up with Boeing MD-11 Freighters, while it will fly to Guangzhou five times a week from July, up from one.

Lufthansa will use belly-hold space on Eurowings flights on twice-weekly Airbus A330 flights to Las Vegas from June, and Seattle, Orlando and Windhoek will be added on 2 July, and cargo stations are planned in the Cuban cities of Varadero and Havana.

The German carrier is extending its partnerships, having announced a joint venture with United Cargo, following collaboration with All Nippon Airways Cargo of Japan and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Cargo.