Lufthansa Cargo double airfreight capacity to Vietnam
Lufthansa Cargo has added Hanoi to its route network for the winter, with its B777F taking off from Frankfurt on November 2 and reaching Hanoi on November 3, with a stop in Mumbai. Since the first flight, the company has been flying to Hanoi twice a week.
In view of the existing twice weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City, the cargo airline is thus doubling its capacity to Vietnam and is the only carrier to connect the capital Hanoi with Frankfurt. The largest hub in Germany will provide customers with numerous connections by air and road feeder services within Europe and its wider global network.
Both Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city and economic centre in the south, and the capital Hanoi in the north are characterised by remarkable economic growth in recent years. As a production centre, Vietnam has gained significant importance and records an increasing high export volume, including to Europe. Accordingly, the demand for air freight transportation is high. In particular, electronics, automotive parts and clothing are among the most frequently flown goods from Hanoi. The total of four weekly freighter flights to and from Vietnam result in a regular cargo capacity of 250 tons per week.
All freighter services to Vietnam are operated by AeroLogic with Boeing 777F aircraft. AeroLogic has been a joint venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo since 2007. Lufthansa Cargo’s long-haul fleet consists of a total of 16 Boeing 777F aircraft. Five of these aircraft are operated by AeroLogic. The flights all are flown and marketed under a Lufthansa flight number. Each aircraft has a cargo capacity up to 103 tons, allocated to 27 container positions on the main deck and ten standard pallets on the lower deck, and has a range of 9,045 km.
The Boeing 777F is one of the most modern and efficient freighters with the best environmental performance. Lufthansa Cargo, like the Lufthansa Group, aims to halve its net CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve a neutral CO2 balance by 2050. As part of this, Lufthansa Cargo is investing in the renewal and optimisation of its fleet and deploying it efficiently on routes – both fuel-efficient and partially powered by sustainable aviation fuels instead of fossil kerosene.