The marketing of Brussels Airlines’ (SN) cargo capacities by Lufthansa Cargo – as announced in spring – has begun. Appropriate advance bookings for flights with departure from 1 September 2018 are possible now. As usual, the pre-booking period is maximum 30 days. The freight booked in this way flies on airwaybills of Lufthansa Cargo, recognisable by the number sequence 020.
The network of both companies complements each other perfectly. The new cooperation gives Brussels Airlines Cargo customers easy access to Lufthansa Cargo’s worldwide route network with around 300 destinations in over 100 countries. For Lufthansa Cargo customers, the route network will be supplemented by further attractive destinations – above all in West, East and Central Africa, directly from Brussels. This adds 15 African destinations:
Banjul (BJL, Gambia), Conakry (CKY, Guinea), Freetown (FNA, Sierra Leone), Monrovia (ROB, Liberia), Abidjan (ABJ, Ivory Coast), Accra (ACC, Ghana), Ouagadougou (OUA, Burkina Faso), Lomé (LFW, Togo), Cotonou (COO, Benin), Douala (DLA, Cameroon), Yaounde (NSI, Cameroon), Kinshasa (FIH, Democratic Republic of Congo), Entebbe (EBB, Uganda), Kigali (KGL, Rwanda), Bujumbura (BJM, Burundi).
“Thanks to the close cooperation between Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo, our customers benefit from numerous new connections and destinations. We are very pleased that our worldwide network is thus becoming even more comprehensive and stronger,” says Dorothea von Boxberg, Member of the Executive Board responsible for Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo.
“Our close cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo results in a real win-win situation for both companies and our customers. As Africa specialist, we add new destinations to the portfolio of Lufthansa Cargo and from a Brussels Airlines perspective, we can now make even better use of our freight capacity”, says Reinout Puissant, Global Platform Manager at Brussels Airlines Cargo.
Brussels Airlines is the fifth passenger airline whose cargo capacities are brought to the market by Lufthansa Cargo. Customers of the German carrier already have access to the cargo holds of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress. With the marketing of the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, the cargo holds of 10 wide-body and 43 narrow-body aircraft will be added. In addition, Lufthansa Cargo operates 17 cargo aircraft and uses freighter capacities of Aerologic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express.