German airline Lufthansa Cargo will boost its flights this winter to 300 destinations in 97 countries.
Of these flights, 49 destinations will be served by the carrier’s freighters.
The most recent addition to its schedule is the new service to Tel Aviv, which will connect the Israeli city to the carrier’s global network for the first time. Tel Aviv will be served four times a week with Lufthansa’s MD-11 freighters, of which three times via Istanbul.
Lufthansa Cargo is also expanding its services from Egypt. Freighter flights from Cairo to Frankfurt, which were reinstated in March this year, will be continued in the winter schedule. Frequencies on this route will be increased to three flights per week. The Frankfurt-Cairo route will be served once per week via Istanbul by an MD-11 freighter.
“Despite the fact that market conditions are not easy, we are offering our customers new services in our winter schedule,” said Andreas Otto, member of the Lufthansa Cargo executive board for product and sales. “The new freighter flights to Tel Aviv and Istanbul as well as increased frequencies on our route to Cairo will enable us to further strengthen our presence in growth markets in the Middle East.”
However, services to Chongqing, China, which was included in Lufthansa Cargo’s route network for the first time last March, will be discontinued during the winter period.