Lufthansa Cargo and Vienna Airport renew handling contract

Lufthansa Cargo and Vienna Airport have extended their cargo handling contract until the end of 2028.

The airport has been providing Lufthansa Cargo with cargo handling services since 2010, providing handling services for general cargo and mail, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments and hazardous goods, among other products.

Lufthansa Cargo connects Vienna Airport with over 1,000 flights a week to 127 destinations using belly capacity on flights operated by Austrian Airlines.

Vienna Airport is also used as a hub for road feeder services, primarily serving Central and Eastern Europe.

Theresa Schlederer, Director Austria at Lufthansa Cargo, says, “Vienna Airport is an efficient east-west hub with fast turnaround times. This makes it one of our most important hubs in Europe. The handling service includes 24/7 customer service, monitoring, and weekly quality checks. Thanks to this reliable and close cooperation, we can offer our customers fast and easy access to the freight markets, primarily in Southeast Asia. The airport’s Pharma Handling Center also provides ideal conditions for our growing tonnages in the pharmaceutical sector.”

Michael Zach, Head of Handling Services at Vienna Airport, adds, “With a tonnage share of almost 40% in 2023, Lufthansa Cargo is Vienna Airport's largest customer. The contract extension is therefore of great importance and, together with the top results for handling speed and efficiency, is a confirmation of our quality and a clear signal to the market. We are very grateful for the trust placed in us and will continue to do our utmost to further develop our services with a focus on our customers.”