Successful trial sees German cargo carrier officially open route to southern city.
Lufthansa Cargo has announced that it will officially list flights between Frankfurt and Ho Chi Minh City into its permanent fixture this winter.
“We are proud to have built up excellent relationships with our clients in Vietnam, which we will now be further cultivating with the fixed freighter connection,” said Mr. Frank Naeve, Vice President Asia-Pacific at Lufthansa Cargo. “Using our flexible network management we will be able to effectively meet demand. We are constantly working on making our network in the Asia-Pacific region even more attractive for our customers.”
Following a successful test phase over the summer months, the cargo carrier will be flying a Boeing 777F weekly to Ho Chi Minh City. It will depart every Thursday from Frankfurt for Ho Chi Minh City via Mumbai, before terminating at Hong Kong.
Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading cargo carriers. In the 2014 business year it transported around 1.7 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.6 billion revenue tonne-kilometers. It currently employs more than 4,500 people worldwide, serving around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of its cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.