LUG air cargo handling has won a contract to handle belly and freighter cargo for UAE carrier Emirates at Frankfurt Airport from October this year.
Emirates runs three Airbus A380s and Boeing 777 belly services a day and eight 777F flights a week to Europe’s busiest cargo gateway.
LUG runs freight facilities at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport covering 33,000 square metres and 3,300 square metres, respectively. It handled about 300,000 tonnes between the two gateways last year.
LUG managing director and chief executive officer, Patrik Tschirch says: “We are delighted that we have been able to win such a demanding customer as Emirates SkyCargo. The bar is raised very high for ground handling competence as well as innovation in technology and handling.
“We are currently expanding our Health Care Centre (HCC) in our terminal in the Cargo City South. In addition, we can offer a first class service for food and flowers as shareholder in the Perishable Centre Frankfurt. This has, no doubt, contributed to the success of our tender offer.
“Adding Emirates SkyCargo to our customer portfolio boosts our business growth. We expect an additional handling volume of some 6,000 tonnes per month.“
Emirates cargo manager in Germany, Michael Laschet adds: “We have opted for LUG aircargo handling as they are a professional and reliable GHA that will help us fulfil our customers’ expectations and satisfy our own ambitions in terms of excellent service, an absolutely safe operation, and continued responsiveness to the evolving demands of our customers.”
This is the second major UAE cargo contract win for LUG as earlier this year, it scooped contracts with Etihad Cargo at Munich Airport and Frankfurt Airport.