Lufthansa Cargo AG.
Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers. In the 2017 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
We offer tailored logistics solutions for even the most challenging of freight consignments. Whether our customers need to ship temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, show horses or several tons of heavy machinery parts: Lufthansa Cargo has the right product for every freight consignment.
Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
- November 30, 1994.
- Deutsche Lufthansa AG (100 %).
- 100 Mio. EUR.
- Harry Hohmeister (Chairman).
Positioning of the company.
One of the leading cargo airlines in international air traffic. Markets its own freighter capacity as well as belly capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Austrian Airlines.
- Peter Gerber: Chairman and CEO.
- Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech: Product and Sales.
- Sören Stark: Operations.
- Dr. Martin Schmitt: Finance and Human Resources.
Traffic figures 2017.
- Freight ton-kilometers offered in billions: 12.9.
- Freight ton-kilometers sold in billions: 8.9.
- Cargo load factor: 69.1%.
Revenue, result and employee figures 2017.
- Sales revenues in billions: EUR 2.524.
- Adjusted EBIT in millions: EUR 242.
- Employees: approx. 4,504 (annual average).
Fleet structure & network.
- 12 McDonnell-Douglas MD-11F.
- 5 Boeing 777F.
- Belly capacities on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings passenger flights.
- Capacities on B777F of the joint venture AeroLogic.
- Route network: more than 300 destinations in around 100 countries worldwide.
Operational equity stakes.
- handling counts GmbH, Frankfurt (100%).
- Jettainer GmbH, Raunheim (100%)
- time:matters GmbH, Neu-Isenburg (100%)
- AeroLogic GmbH, Schkeuditz (50%)
- Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logísticos de Mexico, S. A. DE C. V. (100 %)
- Shenzhen Airport Int’l Cargo Terminal (ICCS), Shenzhen (50%)
- Airmail Center Frankfurt GmbH, Frankfurt (40%)
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co. Ltd. (PACTL), Shanghai (29%)
|1926||January 6, 1926 Founding of Deutsche Lufthansa AG |
In the first year of its existence, Deutsche Luft Hansa AG transports as much as 258 tons of cargo
|1928||Opening of first cargo routes |
The first cargo routes are opened between: Berlin-Hanover-Essen/Mühlheim-Cologne-London; London-Amsterdam-Hanover-Berlin; Cologne-Paris; Paris-Cologne-Essen/Mühlheim-Berlin; Berlin-Essen/Mühlheim-Cologne
|1984||Increased transportation capacity |
The Boeing 707 freighters are replaced by five modern DC-8-73 planes. The new fleet provides increased transportation capacity and less impact on the environment.
|1990||Lufthansa invests in DHL |
Lufthansa and Japan Airlines acquire a 5% share each in the express courier service DHL, thereby expanding their product ranges.
|1997||ISO 9001 certification |
Almost all worldwide sales and handling facilities of Lufthansa Cargo acquire ISO 9001 certification.
|January 1, 1998 Launch of Business Partnership Program |
Lufthansa Cargo AG presents its Business Partnership Program. This cooperation with selected partners allows Lufthansa Cargo AG to offer its customers one-stop services.
|1998||April 1, 1998 Market Introduction of td.Services |
As part of a fundamental reorganization of its services, Lufthansa Cargo AG launches its time definite services td.Pro, td.X and td.Flash: a few months later the company expands its td.product portfolio by the td.SameDay services..
|1999||Lufthansa Cargo expands its fleet |
Lufthansa Cargo AG purchases three additional MD11 cargo planes, and plans to acquire six additional MD-11's by 2001. The first td.service td.SameDay is available on the internet.
At the start of the summer flight schedules in 2001, Lufthansa Cargo launched its Round-the-World-Service. On this first airfreight service round the globe, MD-11 freighters fly thrice-weekly on two different routes from Frankfurt via North America to New Zealand. The return flight to Germany is routed via Australia, Malaysia and Pakistan. The flight, lasting a total of 66 hours, is operated in cooperation with Air New Zealand. The service is also the first for Lufthansa Cargo across the South Pacific.
|2001||11. September |
The 9/11 attacks in New York changed international aviation profoundly, not least in the airfreight industry. In the aftermath, security regulations were rigorously tightened. In subsequent years, the cost of security measures rose tenfold.
|Fleet rollover |
Lufthansa Cargo begins selling its entire fleet of eight B747 freighters. Sale of the aircraft is completed by the end of 2005. The Boeings are replaced by a new fleet consisting of 14 MD-11 freighters and five converted MD-11 aircraft.
|2004||Foundation of Jade Cargo International |
The new German-Chinese cargo carrier is founded on 21 October 2004 by Lufthansa Cargo and Shenzhen Airlines together with the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG). With its 25 per cent stake in Jade Cargo International, Lufthansa Cargo is well set to expand its network significantly, since the China-based carrier serves destinations in Asia as well as numerous others in Europe and the USA with brand-new Boeing 747-400s.
|2008||e-freight: Lufthansa Cargo sends the first paperless airfreight shipment from the German market. |
Within the context of the IATA initiative Simplifying the Business, Lufthansa Cargo oversees the introduction of e-freight in Germany and, ultimately, as Lead Carrier heralds the start of the paperless airfreight era in Germany with a shipment from Frankfurt to Seoul in 2008. Aside from better data quality, e-freight enables Lufthansa Cargo to offer a more efficient supply chain, as well as better customer service at lower cost. In addition, the new service benefits the environment by reducing paper consumption.
|2009||Aerologic commences flight operations |
Aerologic, founded by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo in Leipzig/Schkeuditz in 2007, begins operations with the worlds largest fleet of Boeing 777Fs. The carriers capacities are utilised by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo. On weekdays, the freighters fly in the DHL Express network, largely to destinations in Asia. At weekends, they augment Lufthansa Cargos services. The two partners are also responsible for sales and warehouse handling.
Aerologic forms the industrys biggest operational alliance between an express and courier company and a cargo carrier.