Welcome to the newest issue of planet Trends, Lufthansa Cargo’s online platform for current developments in the airfreight industry!
Our station portrait in this issue focuses on Sharjah, the small emirate neighbouring Dubai, where we operate a dynamic station with interesting perspectives. A short film presents the bullet points for this year’s IATA conference on eFreight. And in our "Current Topic" segment, Reto Hunziker, head of Lufthansa Cargo Charter, gives us his view of the current situation in the airfreight industry.
"Figures and Trends" also has plenty of interesting information to offer. You'll gain insight into the import/export commodity split in the Indian airfreight market. And we'll give you some background information about the extreme pressures the European airline industry faces compared to its North American and Asian competitors.
Which brings us to the topic that I've personally addressed in this issue: namely the night flight ban in Frankfurt or the rejection of the third runway in Munich. In the segment "From my Perspective" I ask why Germany seems so insistent on putting its medium-term growth and welfare on the line by so drastically restricting development opportunities in the logistics and airfreight industries.
Please see this as an opportunity to address your questions and comments directly to me. Simply send an e-mail to email@example.com. Thank you for participating!
Dr. Andreas Otto
2012 results prognosis for the airfreight industry – cargo growth and commodity split in India
What used to be just a stopover is now a Lufthansa Cargo Station with exciting perspectives
A film from the IATA conference in Frankfurt – with statements by Thilo Schäfer
Reto Hunziker, head of Lufthansa Cargo Charter, on the next peak season