Lufthansa Cargo improves African connections through Brussels Airlines partnership


Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines have signed an agreement to share their route networks.

Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacity of Brussels Airlines from September 1, 2018, while Brussels Airlines customers will have access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network.

Lufthansa will now be able to better reach a number of African locations. Brussels Airlines operates 17 African destinations. These include Dakar (Senegal), Monrovia (Liberia), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Douala (Cameroon), Kinshasa (DR Congo) and Entebbe (Uganda).

“With the integration of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the offer for our customers will become even more attractive and even larger,” emphasizes Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo. Brussels Airlines’ African destinations are complementary to our existing network and thus ideally complement our connections”.

Christina Foerster, CEO of Brussels Airlines, commented: “Lufthansa Cargo has a lot of experience in marketing the cargo capacities of passenger airlines. This cooperation will help us to make even better use of the freight capacities of our fleet. And we, as the European Africa specialist, can add new destinations to Lufthansa Cargo’s offering.”

Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are marketed by Lufthansa Cargo. The freight space of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress are already available to Lufthansa Cargo customers.

With the marketing of Brussels Airlines, belly capacities of 10 wide-body aircraft will be added.

Lufthansa Cargo also operates 17 freighters and uses freighter capacities from Aerologic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.

Source: Lufthansa