Lufthansa Cargo commences flights to Detroit

Weekly connection with the MD-11 to the automotive metropolis beginning 23 January


Lufthansa Cargo will begin operating its first-ever flights between Frankfurt and Detroit/Michigan, beginning 23 January. The route connects Germany with the center of the U.S. automobile industry every Monday (after the beginning of the summer schedule: each Sunday) by an MD-11 freighter in the cargo carrier’s fleet. The subsequent return flight will stop off in New York on the way back to Frankfurt. 

“The new freighter connection supplements the daily flights operated by Lufthansa pas-senger aircraft, and offers our customers more capacity and greater flexibility,” said Achim Martinka, Lufthansa Cargo Vice President The Americas. “The automotive and pharma-ceuticals industries, especially, are fueling the growing demand for fast and reliable trans-ports to and from Detroit.“

Starting in March, Lufthansa Cargo plans to expand its Detroit operations to twice per week. This new connection is the seventh United States destination served by the cargo airline’s freighter network in the USA. Along with the services operated by the Lufthansa passenger business, direct flights are now available to 17 airports in the USA. 

The new flights to and from Detroit (all times are local times):
Frankfurt (FRA) – Detroit (DTW)
Day   Flight       Dep.    Arr.  
Mo.    LH8168   15:45  18:50         

Detroit (DTW) – Frankfurt (FRA)
Day  Flight         Dep.    Arr. 
Mo.   LH8169*   21:20  14:30+1
*Stopover in New York

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