Lufthansa Cargo commences flights to Detroit
Lufthansa Cargo announced it has started operating its first-ever flights between Frankfurt and Detroit, Michigan (US). The route connects Germany with the centre of the US automotive 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 passenger aircraft, and offers our customers more capacity and greater flexibility," said Achim Martinka, Lufthansa Cargo Vice President The Americas. "The automotive and pharmaceuticals industries, especially, are fuelling the growing demand for fast and reliable transports 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 destination served by the cargo airline's freighter network in the US. Along with the services operated by the Lufthansa passenger business, direct flights are now available to 17 airports in the US.