European carriers report rebound in May traffic 

In May, European-based carriers Air-France-KLM, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Cargo Group reported year-over-year increases in their monthly traffic results. Carrier traffic performance this month shows a slight recovery from the declines these carriers reported in earlier months.  Air France-KLM’s May traffic rose 4.3% y-o-y across the group to 731 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM contributed to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 20, 2019

Jettainer to digitize American Airlines Cargo ULDs

ULD management company Jettainer is undertaking a proof-of-concept test to equip slightly more than 10%, or 2,000, American Airlines Cargo containers and pallets with Bluetooth Low Energy tracking tags. In a statement announcing the plan, Jettainer also said it would extend its cooperation agreement with AA Cargo for another five years.  Lufthansa Cargo-owned subsidiary Jettainer partnered with logistics data company CORE Transport Technologies in October […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 4, 2019

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo expand relationship and European connections to HKG

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have expanded their partnership with a joint business agreement (JBA) to connect 14 European hubs to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Previously the pair's JBA covered only westbound flights from Hong Kong, to Europe. Seeing the agreement through will enable joint marketing of capacity on both airlines’ freighter aircraft, and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019

JAS forwarding to use cargo.one to digitally book capacity

U.S.-based JAS Forwarding joined the ranks of forwarders utilizing Berlin-based cargo.one’s freight booking platform, which allows users to view and book airlines’ available freight capacity instantaneously via a digital app. Gordon Reinke, airfreight director  of JAS Forwarding’sa German operations, said that JAS engaged in a collaborative process with cargo.one, in which it tested use of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

Lufthansa to use four new 777Fs to increase frequencies

Despite the general air of caution being felt across the airfreight industry as we enter 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is demonstrating its optimism with plans to boost airfreight capacity on its popular routes, according to a recent video. The carrier is anticipating the arrival of four 777 freighters over the course of the year; with two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 25, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM-Martinair squeak by with marginal growth in December

This week, two of Europe’s largest cargo carriers, Lufthansa Cargo and Air France-KLM-Martinair, released their results for December 2018, in which both saw increased traffic, despite an industry-wide plateau in peak-season demand – each reporting revenue-tonne-kilometer (RTK) growth of 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. While the marginal increases are an achievement in themselves, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 11, 2019

Lufthansa, Fraport expand ground handling relationship at FRA

 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have inked a new contract to go into effect on Jan. 1 that will extend their relationship at Fraport’s subsidiary airport, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), for another seven years. In the new agreement, Fraport’s ground handling unit will continue to be responsible for services like cargo loading and unloading […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 20, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo launches its own dangerous goods app

This week, Lufthansa Cargo deepened its foray into the digitalization of its operations with the launch of a dangerous goods declarations (DGD) app, DGD.online, which will serve as a platform for shippers of dangerous goods to perform the traditionally paper-based process via a time-saving app. DGD.online is not the carrier’s first foray into the digitalization […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo broadens digitalization efforts with cargo.one investment

Lufthansa Cargo is further ramping up its foothold in the tech sphere by increasing its cooperation with Berlin-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, cargo.one. This week, it acquired a minority shareholding in the one-year-old cargo-booking startup. The platform allows carriers to digitally host and market airfreight capacity to forwarders. To date, some of cargo.one’s customers include industry […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 5, 2018

dnata increases investment in U.S. operations, launches LAX service

Ground handler dnata has invested US$8 million to launch operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), expanding its overall investment in United States-based airports. Since the Dubai-based company’s entry into the U.S. market in 2016, it has invested a total of $35 million in operations and added 1,000 employees. The new service location will appeal […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

September traffic dips for Lufthansa Cargo, but Q3 earnings remain strong

Although the latest September airfreight traffic reports hinted at a coming slowdown for Lufthansa Cargo, the third-quarter numbers from the Lufthansa Group reported strong revenue growth from its Logistics business segment. Logistics was up 11 percent, year-over-year, in Q3 for 2018, reaching  €594 million. Earnings before interests and taxes (EBIT) for the unit was €25 million, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 30, 2018

Fraport and Lufthansa co-test remote-controlled aircraft tug at FRA

Fraport AG and Lufthansa are working together to co-test the Mototok Spacer 8600, an innovative, remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote-controlled electric tug vehicle, while Lufthansa supplies aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 26, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018
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