Twelve flights a week to Tokyo and Osaka from November
From 1st November, Lufthansa Cargo will offer its customers even more capacity and greater flexibility as regards the transport of air cargo to and from Japan. The airline is boosting its services to twelve flights a week, and is thus virtually doubling its frequencies.
Lufthansa Cargo will then connect Frankfurt daily with Tokyo with an MD-11 freighter service. From the beginning of November, Osaka will be served five times a week.
"Japan has traditionally been a strategically important market for us and we want to take advantage of the market opportunities that present themselves there," said Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board member responsible for Product and Sales. "Our customers will benefit from more frequent connections and greater flexibility on this key route."
Air cargo traffic volumes between Japan and Europe reflect the high levels of demand from the manufacturing industry. The majority of goods flown to Europe are produced by the electronics and entertainment industry, the automotive manufacturing and engineering industries and the optical and photographic industries. There has also been an increase in the volume of solar technology products and components transported by air. On routes to Japan, the market is dominated by engineering products, medical technology, vehicles and vehicle parts, pharmaceuticals and also textiles. In addition, in terms of the import business, the transport of Beaujolais Nouveau, for which there is a large clientele in Japan, marks an annual peak in demand.