Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines’10 wide-body aircraft from 1 September 2018 following a joint agreement between the two carriers to share access to each other’s networks. The pair highlighted the highly complementary nature of their networks saying freight customers of both airlines will benefit.
Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo’s route network with nearly 300 destinations in over 100 countries. Brussels Airlines operates, among others, 17 African destinations, including Dakar, Monrovia, Abidjan, Douala, Kinshasa and Entebbe. The capacities will be marketed under 020 AWB.
“With the integration of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the offer for our customers will become even more attractive and even larger,” emphasises 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 added: “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 cargo capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Sun Express are already available to Lufthansa Cargo customers. Lufthansa Cargo also operates 17 freighters and uses freighter capacities from Aerologic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.