Lufthansa Cargo To Launch Brussels-Chicago Flights

Lufthansa Cargo To Launch Brussels-Chicago Flights
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Lufthansa Cargo has today unveiled plans to operate new flights between Brussels and Chicago.

It is understood that this is part of an overall routing which will go via Frankfurt am Main, their main base of operations.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The New Brussels-Chicago Freighter Flights…

Lufthansa Cargo To Launch Brussels-Chicago Flights
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It is understood the new flights between Brussels and Chicago will begin on April 3 on a twice-weekly basis.

Furthermore, days of the week that this flight will be operated will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Such a move is the first time the German carrier has connected Belgium directly to the American continent.

Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo had this to say on the new flights between Brussels and Chicago:

“We are looking forward to our customers being able to book on this new route with immediate effect.”

“Brussels Airport is an important hub for the pharmaceutical business in particular. With our new connection, we can now offer an even more attractive network, and in particular a direct connection for particularly time-critical freight, which now includes up to 34 freighter connections from Europe to North America,”

Arnaud Feist, the CEO of Brussels Airport added to this saying:

“We are happy to be welcoming Lufthansa Cargo in our airport community and to support their cargo operations to and from Brussels Airport.”

“With our shared focus on the reliable and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals and a shared ambition in terms of sustainability, as they are pioneering technologies such as sharkskin technology and invest in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, they are an important asset to our cargo network,”

Global Air Freight Connectivity Grows for the Airline…

Lufthansa Cargo To Launch Brussels-Chicago Flights
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With these new flights, it means that Lufthansa Cargo will provide 82 weekly connections around the world.

Such a schedule will begin on March 31 using their fleet of Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.

Of the 82 weekly connections, this is broken down into the following:

  • 34 per week from Europe to North America.
  • 42 per week to Asia.
  • Two weekly flights to the Middle East & Africa.

On top of the Boeing 777 Freighters, their Airbus A321P2Fs will also provide short-haul freight connectivity too.


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In conclusion, these new flights between Brussels and Chicago from Lufthansa Cargo are expected to be successful.

Linking up pharmaceutical goods with the North American market is a big money maker for the airline.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on whether anymore flights will be unveiled, or whether this is what they are sticking with for the busy Summer period.

But for now, let’s see how their 2024 performs.

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