Lufthansa Cargo to add Monterrey to freighter network

Lufthansa Cargo will launch freighter flights to Monterrey making it the first European cargo airline to provide connections between Europe and the Mexican city.

Flights to Monterrey will start on Monday 3 June, flying from Lufthansa Cargo’s hub at Frankfurt Airport to Mexico City then onwards to Monterrey using a Boeing 777F.

The weekly flights will operate on Mondays and Lufthansa Cargo says the service will be of interest to customers transporting automotive, electronic and medical products.

Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, says, “Connecting the business and industrial city of Monterrey with the European market as the first European cargo airline underscores our strategic growth into new markets and underlines our purpose of Enabling Global Business.”

He says Lufthansa Cargo will have up to 33 weekly freighter frequencies to North America and South America will benefit from up to four more passenger flights a week with belly capacity.

Services are being upgraded elsewhere with B777Fs stopping at Dubai World Central on their way from Shanghai to Frankfurt.

North America will benefit from more belly capacity with flights from Frankfurt to Minneapolis and Raleigh-Durham operated by Lufthansa.

Austrian Airlines will fly directly from Vienna to Los Angeles and Boston, and Discover Airlines will fly from Frankfurt to Anchorage and Halifax in Canada.

Brussels Airlines will add African connections to Nairobi, Kenya and Kigali, Rwanda.

From Munich, Lufthansa has added summer flights to Trondheim in Norway, Nantes in France, Oulu in Finland and Chisinau in Moldova, and North American flights to Seattle in the USA and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

The short- and medium-haul freighter network using A321P2Fs is growing with Frankfurt-Helsinki flights gaining a stopover in Riga, Latvia.