Updated Lufthansa Cargo special timetable for flights to and from China (mainland)



The passenger airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their flights to and from China (mainland without Hong Kong) until 29 February 2020. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served by passenger aircraft until the end of the winter timetable on 28 March 2020. Accordingly, the belly capacities of these flights are not available for air cargo. However, flights to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKG) will continue to operate as scheduled.

Lufthansa Cargo plans to maintain connections to and from mainland China with cargo aircraft as long as possible. For the current calendar week, the following flights are planned:

Wednesday, 5 February 2020


Frankfurt (FRA) 05:30 UTC – Shanghai (PVG) 17:55 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)


Shanghai (PVG) 20:35 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 09:55+1 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)

Friday, 7 February 2020


Frankfurt (FRA) 06:30 UTC – Beijing (PEK) 17:40 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)


Beijing (PEK) 20:00 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 07:50+1 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)

Saturday, 8 February 2020


Frankfurt (FRA) 08:15 UTC – Chengdu (CTU) 18:55 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)


Chengdu (CTU) 21:05 – Frankfurt (FRA) 09:05+1 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)

Sunday, 9 February 2020


Frankfurt (FRA) 10:55 UTC – Shanghai (PVG) 23:20 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)

Monday, 10 February 2020


Shanghai (PVG) 01:35 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 14:55 UTC

via Novosibirsk (OVB)

The special flight schedule is to be continually updated in line with current developments and will comprise five connections a week. This corresponds to one third of the normal winter flight schedule. In detail, Shanghai (PVG) shall be served three times a week, Beijing (PEK) and Chengdu (CTU) once a week each. Freighter flights to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKG) will continue to operate according to schedule.

“The safety of our crews is of utmost priority for us. In order to be able to serve the Chinese market, Lufthansa Cargo has therefore taken extensive precautionary measures. Crew deployment on routes to China is voluntary. In addition, changes in entry regulations, for example, could restrict the feasibility of this at short notice. For this reason, publication of flights to mainland China must always be subject to reservations,” said the airline in a statement.

Until further notice, live animals (AVI) and the express solution BXO are not bookable on routes to and from China (mainland).