Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific Cargo have reached an important milestone in their joint business agreement by moving under one roof into the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal handling centre in Hong Kong.
Under the agreement, both carriers will work closely on network planning, sales, IT and service enhancements, and they expect to transport the first shipments from 1 February 2017 from Hong Kong to Europe with eastbound expected in 2018.
Following the move on 1 October, customers benefit from one single location for export drop-off and import delivery arrangement.
Lufthansa Cargo chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board, Peter Gerber says: “We are very pleased to share a handling location in Hong Kong. There will be many advantages for our customers and it represents an important milestone for the start of our partnership at the beginning of the year.”
“The teams of both airlines can now work on the optimal coordination of their handling processes.”
Cathay Pacific Cargo director, Simon Large adds: “Bringing Hong Kong, the world’s busiest international air cargo hub closer to Europe, and thereby strengthening one of the world’s great trade lanes is what our cooperation is all about. Lufthansa Cargo’s move into the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is an important first step.”
“Thanks to the strengths of our respective networks, our customers will soon benefit from more direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings.”