Lufthansa Cargo launches two weekly freighter flights to Osaka


Lufthansa Cargo is increasing its presence in the Japanese market by adding two weekly freighter flights to Osaka.

The Osaka services complement the existing daily freighter flights to and from Tokyo Narita as well as passenger flights to Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo Haneda and Nagoya.

The new route is operated from Frankfurt via Novosibirsk to Osaka on Wednesdays and Fridays, adding to a total of 80 weekly flights into and out of the country, including the belly capacity on Lufthansa passenger aircraft and the carrier’s cooperation with ANA Cargo.

The first flight from Osaka took from on 18 January at 23.36h local time with 90 tons of cargo on board.

Lufthansa Cargo vice president of Asia-Pacific, Frank Naeve says: “These new flights to Osaka are strengthening our position in Japan. It is a further investment into the very important Japanese airfreight market.”

Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech adds: “We are proud to have long-standing connections with customers in the Japanese air cargo industry since 1969. Our aim is to build on this and expand into the future.”