Freight volumes stable at Lufthansa Cargo

Airline backs flexible supply management in challenging market environment

In the first six months of this year, Lufthansa Cargo carried 811,000 tons of freight and post. This is a 0.5 percent increase over the same period the previous year. This means the leading Euro-pean freight airline is holding its own in a challenging market environment. Load factor was at 67.6 percent, down 2.5 percentage points. Lufthansa Cargo achieved clear four percent freight growth on its American and African routes, while sales in Europe and Asia were down slightly.

"After an exceptionally good start to 2015, we were aware of the challenging market situation again in the second quarter. We are monitoring the market very carefully and can react by adjusting our routes flexibly and quickly to changes in demand. This allows us to meet the needs of our customers while at the same time guaranteeing the profitability of the individual connections", explains Peter Gerber, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. Among other things, Lufthansa Cargo has incorporated the Brazilian city of Natal into its network and will be offering an additional service to and from Vietnam in the summer.

The financial results for the first six months of the year will be announced on 31 July.

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