Lufthansa Cargo lays on special flights in aid of the victims of the severe earthquake in Haiti. On 25 January, 75 tonnes of relief supplies are flown to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union calls the pilots out on strike in February. Lufthansa Cargo charters capacities to lessen the impact on its flight operations.
On 22 February, Lufthansa Cargo transports a further 65 tonnes of emergency aid for the earthquake victims in Haiti in the Caribbean.
At the second Lufthansa Cargo Security Conference in Frankfurt on 4 March, more than 200 attendees convene for discussions on the security regulations from the TSA and EU.
The ash cloud from from the Eiyafjallajökull volcano in Iceland leads to complete closure of German airspace. International air traffic is severely disrupted.
The “Charlie Romeo“ is the first of four MD-11s parked in the Californian desert to be recalled for service with the fleet on 7 May.
Lufthansa Cargo is named ”Best European Cargo Airline“ at the Cargo Airline of the Year Awards in London.
Following the economic upswing in recent weeks, Lufthansa Cargo decides to end short-time working completely at the end of May.
In Frankfurt, the The Association of German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators (DSLV), the Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal Operators (BGL), the Forwarding and Logistics Association of Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) and the Air Cargo Club Germany (ACD) join Lufthansa Cargo in launching the “Cargo needs the night“ initiative to press for competitive operating hours at German commercial airports.
On 10 June, Lufthansa Cargo is voted best cargo carrier in Europe fot the 4th time in a row at the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai.
On 1 July, Austrian Lufthansa Cargo GmbH transports its first shipments under the commercial responsibility of Lufthansa Cargo.
On 27 July, a Lufthansa Cargo freighter had an accident in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at 11.38 hours, local time. The aircraft, flight number LH 8460, was on a flight from Frankfurt via Riyadh and Sharjah to Hong Kong. The two pilots were able to leave left the plane via emergency slide.
On 25 August, 50 tonnes of relief supplies are airfreighted from Frankfurt to Islamabad on an MD-11 freighter of Lufthansa Cargo for the victims of the disastrous flooding in Pakistan.
At the end of August, the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board decides to reactivate the last of the four MD-11 freighters parked in the Californian desert.
Lufthansa Cargo sends a further relief flight to Pakistan on 16 September. On board the MD-11 freighter are around 36 tonnes of oral rehydration salts for children suffering from diarrhoeal diseases after the disastrous floods. The freighter’s capacity is made available free of charge.
The new gate 25 is inaugurated and is now the new main entrance to the Lufthansa Cargo Centre Frankfurt.
Relaunch of the redesigned Lufthansa Cargo website www.lufthansa-cargo.de on 29 October. A totally new look – the restyled portal is emotional, innovative and customer-focused.
Lufthansa Cargo offers customers more capacity and flexibility for cargo transports to Japan on 1 November. The Airline increases weekly flights to a total of twelve, almost doubling its previous frequencies.
On 7 November, the airfreight industry celebrates its centenary. The first ever air cargo flight took place in the USA on 7 November 1910, when a Wright Brothers Model B airplane flew ten bolts of silk around 100 kilometres from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio. To mark the jubilee, the Company opens a dedicated http://www.100-years-air-cargo.com Internet portal with numerous reportages and photos from 100 years of air cargo.
The Supervisory Board appoints Karl Ulrich Garnadt as new Lufthansa Cargo Chairman and CEO, effective 1 January 2011. He succeeds Carsten Spohr, who was appointed in September to the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board and as CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines, with effect from 1 January 2011.
Lufthansa Cargo and Hyderabad Airport establish a hub for the transport of pharmaceuticals. Airline and Airport sign a corresponding Memorandum of Understanding.