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Lufthansa Cargo Takes Delivery of Fourth Airbus A321 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of their fourth Airbus A321 Freighter, registration D-AEUJ, completing their A321F fleet.  The aircraft joined the carrier’s fleet in November and has since served numerous destinations across Europe.

Lufthansa Cargo Airbus A321 Freighter - Courtesy LufthansaCargo

On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), Lufthansa Cargo announced the delivery and deployment of their fourth Airbus A321 Freighter, completing the carrier’s A321F fleet.  Delivered in November, the aircraft has been named ‘¡Hola España!’, and has since served Istanbul (IST), Helsinki (HEL), Stockholm (ARN), Birmingham (BHX), Dublin (DUB), Casablanca (CMN), Copenhagen (CPH) and Madrid (MAD).  Lufthansa Cargo continues to expand and optimize their network, and has added two new destinations in their winter schedule, namely Amman (AMM) and Stockholm (ARN).  Service between Frankfurt (FRA) and Amman, Jordan operates once weekly with an A321F under the flight numbers LH8288/8289. Lufthansa Cargo serves Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) from Frankfurt three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays under flight numbers LH8354/LH8355. 

In Wednesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO, Ashwin Bhat, said,

“In total, we will serve 18 destinations in the short- and medium-haul network on more than 32 weekly flights with Airbus A321 freighters.  The high demand and the very positive feedback from our customers confirm our strategy to further expand our capacity and offer with the fast connections of the A321F operations. In addition, we are constantly evaluating our route network to create and adapt new capacities.”

On November 23rd, the carrier added once-weekly Stavanger (SVG) service to their A321F network, complementing existing 777F service.  The medium-haul A321F will fly every Thursday from Frankfurt to Stavanger (LH8356) and back to Frankfurt via Copenhagen (LH8357).

Commenting on the expanded Nordic network, Lufthansa Cargo’s Head of Sales and Handling – Nordics and Baltics, Henning Oldendorf, said,

“I am very pleased that with our latest additions we now connect all Nordic countries to the rest of the world with our A321 freighter fleet.”

In addition to Lufthansa Cargo’s expanded A321F short and medium-haul routes, the carrier currently offers 83 weekly connections with 16 Boeing 777 Freighters to intercontinental destinations.  During the winter 2023/24 Lufthansa Cargo expects to grow their B777F fleet to 18 aircraft.

With revenue of €4.6 billion and 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2022, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,100 team members worldwide.  The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in over 100 countries with a dedicated fleet of freighters, as well as belly-hold cargo capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress.  The airline is currently equipping their fleet of dedicated 777 Freighters with Sharkskin technology to reduce drag and expand their SAF program to further reduce CO2 emissions.  The company also operates an extensive road feeder service network.  Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is the Group’s logistics specialist. 

Source: Lufthansa Cargo


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