LUG to handle JAL’s cargo in Frankfurt

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LUG aircargo handling MD and CEO, Patrik Tschirch

LUG aircargo handling is to take over the cargo handling of Japan Airlines’ (JAL) flights and road feeder services at Frankfurt Airport from 1 July.

The handling agent will handle JAL’s daily Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services with bellyhold capacity to and from Frankfurt, as well as the JAL Cargo’s road feeder services. LUG says it is expecting to handle 800 – 1,000 tonnes per month for JAL.

LUG managing director and chief executive officer, Patrik Tschirch says: “We are delighted that we have been able to impress such a customer as JAL Cargo providing unparalleled service with our superior service quality and win the airline as customer. We expect a handling volume of 800 – 1000 t per month. JAL Cargo’s global network is going to further expand our international footprint.”

JAL Germany general manager, cargo & mail, Sachito Akimoto says: “I believe the company is a perfect fit for JAL Cargo’s wide product portfolio and premium service goals. LUG will help us to fulfil our customers’ expectations and satisfy our own ambitions in terms of high quality service, safety standards, and responsiveness to customer demands.”