Exports are the backbone of the German economy. More than 40 percent of the value of German exports is transported by air freight all over the world. In order to maintain our strength as an exporting economy functional airfreight is an essential prerequisite. Only in this way can German companies successfully participate in world trade. The ban on flights as a result of the volcanic eruption in Iceland has made it abundantly clear just how indispensable airfreight is for internationally operating sectors of industry.
But Frankfurt Airport, the heart of European aviation, is threatening to come a standstill at night. For Europe’s leading logistics hub an interruption of six hours daily is fatal. Numerous industries are dependent on the "night hours". Only thus can goods that during the day in Germany be made available to the customer in America early in the morning of the next day. A total ban on night flights would endanger thousands of jobs.
Lufthansa Cargo AG, with support of the initiative "Die Fracht braucht die Nacht" (Freight needs the Night"), is organizing a specialist conference of the same name on 24th June 2010. Representative of the logistics industry, science and politics will discuss the necessity of reliable general conditions for the logistics location of Germany. Participation is free. For further information please write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.