Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa bring Hong Kong closer to Europe


Cathay Pacific’s cargo division is expanding eastbound with a joint business agreement (JBA) with Lufthansa Cargo.

Under the JBA framework, Hong Kong will be directly connected to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, London (Gatwick and Heathrow airports), Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich.

In addition to the capacity provided by the airlines’ dedicated fleet of cargo aircraft, customers can also book the belly space of passenger aircraft and the road feeder services of both partners.

Customers have been able to book general and express cargo on all Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa flights from Hong Kong to Europe since 2017. The commencement of Hong Kong-bound shipments means there are now 280 direct flights, covering 15 airports, in the carriers’ joint network per week. As well as collaborating on network planning, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have worked closely together on IT and service enhancements since the signing of the cooperation agreement in May 2016.

Ronald Lam, Cathay Pacific Director of Commercial and Cargo said, “Our cooperation with Lufthansa has reached an exciting new phase, which is of great benefit to our customers in Europe and undoubtedly strengthens one of the world’s great trade lanes.”

Source: Cathay Pacific Cargo

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