Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo expand joint venture to include Swiss WorldCargo

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have announced the addition of Swiss WorldCargo to our joint venture, which offers our customers more direct connections, more flexibility and more time savings.

Swiss WorldCargo’s entry builds on the Joint Business Agreement signed in 2016 between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo, which allows us to collaborate on distribution, pricing, contracts and the handling of shipments between Hong Kong and Europe.

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo already work closely together on international routes through their hubs in Hong Kong and Germany, while cargo handling in Hong Kong is coordinated under one roof at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.

Under the expanded joint business agreement, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo and Swiss WorldCargo will work closely together on network planning and in the areas of sales, IT and ground handling. Initially, the airlines will cooperate on routes from Hong Kong to Zurich and Frankfurt. Traffic to and from Hong Kong and the rest of Europe will be added later this year.

In other news, Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F with the registration D-ALFH was officially named “Namaste India” at Mumbai Airport on May 31.

The freighter has been part of Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet since August 2020. Due to the Covid pandemic the naming ceremony had to be delayed. On May 31, the naming ceremony could be held prior to the departure of LH8361 from Mumbai to Frankfurt by Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo, and in the presence of J. Florian Pfaff, Vice President Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Cargo, customers and station employees.

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