Lufthansa Cargo AG and Fraport AG Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground-handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for eight more years. The agreement, extending from January 2018 to December 2025, covers aircraft ground handling – particularly the loading and unloading of Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter aircraft.
Transportation of cargo to and from the aircraft on the airport grounds is also part of the agreement.
Representing the highest cargo volumes of all airlines at FRA, Lufthansa Cargo’s business is a major contributor to Fraport AG Ground Services bottom line.
“The agreement underlines the close and longstanding relationship between Fraport and our partner and customer, Lufthansa Cargo, here at Frankfurt Airport,” said Michael Müller, member of the Executive Board and executive director of labor relations for Fraport AG.
The Lufthansa Cargo fleet currently consists of 777 freighters and MD-11 freighters, but the MD-11 fleet will begin a process of replacement with 777Fs starting next year.