Customers of Cathay Pacific Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo are enjoying the advantages of the expanded joint business agreement with the launch of eastbound joint shipments.
Under the agreement, Hong Kong is directly connected to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London Gatwick and Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich.
In addition to cargo aircraft capacity, the belly space of passenger aircraft and the road feeder services of both partners are also available to customers.
Customers will also benefit from having one single location for export drop-off and import delivery since the introduction of the Hong Kong and Frankfurt joint handling facilities in late 2016 and early 2017.
As well as collaborating on network planning, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have worked closely together on IT and service enhancements since the signing of the cooperation in May 2016.
Ronald Lam, director commercial and cargo of Cathay Pacific says: “Our cooperation with Lufthansa has reached an exciting new phase, which is of great benefit to our customers in Europe and undoubtedly strengthens one of the world’s great trade lanes.”
Peter Gerber, chairman and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo says: “We are pleased that our joint customers will now be able to take full advantage of our partnership. This is a superb basis for a long-term successful cooperation. Together, we can make air cargo even more appealing.”