Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018. The networks of both companies complement each other perfectly. Freight customers of both airlines benefit from this: Brussels Airlines customers have access to Lufthansa Cargo's route network: the largest network with around 300 destinations in over 100 countries. And for customers of the freight crane, the route network will be supplemented by further attractive destinations, above all in West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels. Brussels Airlines operates, among others, 17 African destinations. These include 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," 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 as of 1st of April, emphasizes the advantages of the partnership: "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. 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.