Lufthansa Cargo has signed an agreement to market cargo capacity of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018.
Freight customers of Brussels Airlines will benefit from access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network of 300 destinations in over 100 countries.
The route network will by supplemented by destinations in Africa from Brussels, with the Belgian airline operating services to African cities including Dakar, Monrovia, Abidjan and Douala, which will be marketed under 020 AWB.
Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer, Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech says: “With the integration of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the offer for our customers will become even more attractive and even larger.
“Brussels Airlines’ African destinations are complementary to our existing network and thus ideally complement our connections.”
Christina Foerster, who will take over as chief executive officer of Brussels Airlines on 1 April, says: “Lufthansa Cargo has a lot of experience in marketing the cargo capacities of passenger airlines. This cooperation will help us to make even better use of the freight capacities of our fleet. And we, as the European Africa specialist, can add new destinations to Lufthansa Cargo’s offering.”
Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline offering cargo capacity in the Lufthansa Cargo group after Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Sun Express.
Adding Brussels Airlines will increase capacity by 10 wide body aircraft, going with Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter fleet of 17 aircraft and capacity on Aerologic, its joint venture with DHL Express.