Lufthansa Cargo Adds Another A321F

Lufthansa Cargo Airbus A321 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo has announced the acquisition of a fourth A321 Freighter as it continues to grow its fleet.

Another Airbus A321F Joins The Fleet

The fourth Airbus A321 Freighter, registered as D-AEUJ, reaffirms the series’ importance in the broader Lufthansa Group network.

D-AEUJ was previously a passenger aircraft and was first delivered to Air Berlin in May 2012, registered as D-ABCK.

In 2017, the aircraft moved to Niki and LaudaMotion before having a short stint at Eurowings, where the pandemic impacted it.

Since adding the A321F, the Group has met short and medium-haul demand for freighter operations with an efficient aircraft.

Lufthansa says there are 14 pallet and container positions on the main deck and 10 on the lower deck. As a result, the twin-engine aircraft has a total payload of 28 tons each and offers Lufthansa efficient and fast transportation.

Lufthansa’s A321F Network Grows

During the winter season, Lufthansa Cargo continues to expand its A321F network with the addition of Amman (AMM) and Stockholm (ARN).

LH8288/8289 operates towards Amman once a week with the A321F from its cargo hub of Frankfurt. This hub is expected to grow with new facilities and technological enhancements to improve the workflow in the coming decade.

Meanwhile, LH8354/LH8355 connects Frankfurt and Stockholm. The group saysGroupflights take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It highlights the importance of the Friday flight as it offers the possibility for late deliveries at the end of a production week for the industry.

Notably, Stockholm is a crucial hub for Lufthansa Cargo when transporting temperature-sensitive goods and those in the pharmaceutical scene.

Most recently, Stavanger (SVG) was added as part of the A321F network on November 23, 2023. While the 777F serves this location, the A321F will now serve the important location once weekly.

Every Thursday, the flight is slated to operate as LH8356 to Stavanger and back as LH8357. However, Lufthansa notes the return service will fly via Copenhagen before returning to Frankfurt.

Comments From Executives

In total, we will serve 18 destinations in the short- and medium-haul network on more than 32 weekly flights with Airbus A321 freighters. The high demand and the very positive feedback from our customers confirm our strategy to further expand our capacity and offer with the fast connections of the A321F operations. In addition, we are constantly evaluating our route network to create and adapt new capacities.” For more than 1,5 years now, Lufthansa Cargo has been successfully offering its customers fast and flexible transport solutions in both scheduled and charter business with its A321F fleet.

Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.

Lufthansa Highlights Boeing 777F Importance

While the A321F has stolen the show recently with network expansion and a new aircraft joining, the 777F is also pivotal.

Lufthansa highlights that 83 weekly connections are offered with its 16 Boeing 777 Freihters to intercontinental destinations.

Additionally, during this winter schedule, the fleet is expected to grow from 16 units to 18.

Daniel Fowkes
09 Dec 2023
· Freight 

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