LONDON – Lufthansa Cargo yesterday inaugurated operations with its Airbus A321 Freighter, operating to Dublin from Frankfurt am Main International Airport.
This was the first commercial flight for D-AEUC, with the carrier saying the aircraft will continue onwards to Manchester.
Commenting on the inauguration was Dorothea von Boxberg, the CEO of Lufthansa Cargo:
“The addition of the medium-haul network is an important step in further opening our company to attract business segments such as the fast-growing e-commerce sector”.
“Lufthansa Cargo can now offer its customers same-day and e-commerce solutions within Europe and to selected medium-haul destinations.”
“The new aircraft will serve a wide range of customers and routes, both scheduled and charter. We look forward to providing much-needed capacity in the European market and further strengthening our position as the leading air freight carrier in Europe.”
Also commenting on the news was Jens Fehlinger, the Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine:
“We have put Cargo Operations at Lufthansa CityLine on its feet in a very short time.”
“Together with Lufthansa Cargo, we are very proud to launch this first converted A321F certified in Germany”.
This now marks the start of a new era for Lufthansa Cargo as it will start providing such operations to the more short-haul destinations from the base of Frankfurt.
To begin with, the carrier will gradually add Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Malta, and Tunis, with Cairo beginning on March 29.