Cathay Pacific Cargo is relocating its local cargo handling activities in Frankfurt, Germany to the Lufthansa Cargo terminal as part of the cooperation agreement between the two airlines
The relocation of Cathay Pacific Cargo’s freight handling into the Lufthansa Cargo Center (LCC) in Frankfurt is part of the Joint Business Agreement (JBA) that was announced in May 2016 between Cathay Pacific Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo. The merging of freight handling for imports and exports was concluded on 17 January 2017.
As part of the cooperation agreement, both airlines are working together on network planning and sales, as well as IT and service expansion. Both partners plan to transport the first joint shipments as of 1 February 2017 – initially from Hong Kong to Europe. The ability to also book eastbound shipments from Europe to Hong Kong will then follow in 2018.
Simon Large, Director Cargo at Cathay Pacific, commented: “Cathay Pacific Cargo’s move into the Lufthansa Cargo Center is another important step in furthering our collaboration. In addition to providing more direct connections and greater flexibility, we can now offer our customers in Frankfurt the same handling standards that will lead to more efficiency and time savings.”
Source: Lufthansa Cargo