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Horses in seventh heaven

Lufthansa Cargo and Lufthansa First Class are becoming an official Premium Partner of the German Equestrian Federation (FN)

Frankfurt, 05 August 2016

Lufthansa Cargo can look back on more than 30 years of experience in the transportation of jumpers, dressage horses and racehorses. With this offer, the freight subsidiary of Lufthansa will, in the future, be a Premium Partner of the German Equestrian Federation, the umbrella organisation of all breeders, riders, drivers and vaulters in Germany.
“For us, the new partnership with the Equestrian Federation is also a way of honouring our many years of expertise in horse transportation. After all, the FN is the biggest equestrian sport association in the world. We are pleased to be bringing our extensive experience to the cooperation project and also providing a first-class service,” explains Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo.
Lufthansa Cargo can be relied on as the leading logistics partner for transporting horses.
The partnership between the German Equestrian Federation, Lufthansa Cargo and Lufthansa First Class strengthens the partners’ position in the high-end lifestyle segment, thus expanding the airline group’s premium offer. The Lufthansa First Class offer is one of the best products in the travel industry. For example, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal is certified with a 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Lufthansa First Class offers additional possibilities for individual travel and is a reliable partner for a sophisticated lifestyle. In Europe and North America, passengers travelling with Lufthansa Private Jet benefit from a seamless connection to Lufthansa or Swiss First Class intercontinental flights.
The highest standards in top-class travel apply for people and also for animals. As an addition to the Lufthansa First Class offer, all animal passengers travelling with Lufthansa Cargo are now also given a perfect full service. This begins with appropriate housing in the many stables at the
Frankfurt Airport gateway, and continues with transportation in special horse boxes developed together with breeders and vets on to intensive supervision by trained staff in the air and on the ground. This ensures that the animals are given the best possible attention at all times. With the “Frankfurt Animal Lounge”, Lufthansa Cargo also provides one of the most state-of-the-art animal care facilities at an airport anywhere in the world – a kind of “First Class Lounge” for animal passengers.
“Lufthansa has always been a top-class airline company which, whenever necessary, takes us safely and comfortably to anywhere imaginable in the world,” said FN Secretary General Soenke Lauterbach. “For top-class sport, Lufthansa has been an important partner for many years. We are all the more pleased that the German Equestrian Federation can now also benefit from an individual partnership with Lufthansa.”
The partnership is for a longer-term cooperation and, from now onwards, will cover joint marketing activities, projects and synergies connected with equestrian sport.
Lufthansa Cargo operates a route network with around 300 destinations worldwide. The international name is Fédération Équestre Nationale, or FN for short. With a total of 689,941 members, the FN is the biggest equestrian sport association in the world.