Lufthansa Cargo launches new service to Tel Aviv

First all-freighter flights to Israel

This winter Lufthansa Cargo will operate its first all-freighter service to Israel. From 28 October, Europe’s leading cargo carrier will connect Israel’s second-largest city, Tel Aviv, with its Frankfurt hub.

The MD-11 freighter service from Frankfurt will depart in the evening on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays and in the late morning on Fridays. The return flight will be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays via Istanbul. Friday is the only day on which a non-stop service from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt will be operated.

With this new service, Lufthansa Cargo is significantly expanding its presence in the Israeli market. Never before have customers had such a large choice of flights. This winter, in addition to the freighter flights operated by Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will offer 37 flights a week to their hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna, as well as to Düsseldorf and Berlin. The Group airline Swiss will operate 14 flights a week from Tel Aviv to Zurich.

Pharmaceutical products are a key driver of Israel’s export industry, the main market for them being the United States of America. Israel’s major imports from Germany include engineering products, machinery and automotive components.

The new services to and from Tel Aviv*:

Frankfurt (FRA) – Tel Aviv (TLV)

Tel Aviv (TLV) – Frankfurt (FRA)

Day Flight No. Dep. Arr. Day Flight No. Dep. Arr.

Tue, Sun



23:15 Fr


17:40 21:10





Tue, Wed, Sun





10:15 15:20

*subject to the granting of air traffic rights / Flight times may vary. 

Contact persons - press information on request.

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Should you wish to contact Lufthansa as a customer, please get in touch with your local Lufthansa Cargo office. All the details are on the relevant country page.

Customers in Germany can address queries to a contact partner per email at or by phone 01805-747100

Jacqueline Casini - Director Communications & Environmental Management.

Phone: ++49 69 696-95447

Andreas Pauker - Head of PR.

Phone: ++49 69 696-95537

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