October 20, 2015: Vietnam is to become a permanent fixture of the Lufthansa Cargo route network as part of the new winter schedule. Following a successful test phase over the summer months, the cargo airline will be flying a Boeing 777F weekly to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN).
The freighter will be departing every Thursday from Frankfurt (FRA), heading for Ho Chi Minh City via Mumbai (BOM), and will finally terminate at Hong Kong (HKG).
Frank Naeve, vice president Asia-Pacific at Lufthansa Cargo commented: "We are proud to have built up excellent relationships with our clients in Vietnam, which we will now be further cultivating with the fixed freighter connection. Using our flexible network management we will be able to effectively meet demand. We are constantly working on making our network in the Asia-Pacific region even more attractive for our customers."
As of 25 October, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is offering a daily connection between Brussels and Tokyo Narita with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. As such, customers in Belgium will also benefit from the collaboration between ANA Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo on routes between Europe and Japan in the form of more and faster connections, more capacity, flexibility and time savings.
In total, customers in Germany, France, Austria, Great Britain and Belgium have over 90 weekly direct flights between Europe and Japan to choose from, as well as selected feeder and de-feeder flights. The direct flights connect eleven airports such as Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Vienna and Brussels, as well as Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya and Osaka. At eight stations the partners have co-located their handling or work together with the same ground handler.