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Capacity, future plans are up in the air at Lufthansa Cargo

Capacity, future plans are up in the air at Lufthansa Cargo

By Hpanchal on January 29, 2012

in 2013,” Otto said. “But now we are

forced to delay until we have some

resolution of the night-ban issue.”

Just a few weeks after the new

night - f l ight ban was imposed

at Frankfurt , Lufthansa Cargo

went ahead with the opening a

4,500-square-meter perishables facility

at the airport. Perishables account

for 48,000 tonnes of traffic each year

for the carrier, and this number is

expected to climb to 140,000 tonnes

within the next decade.

Otto reasserts the Lufthansa Cargo

position that there is no real alternative

to Frankfurt. “A total ban on night

flights would not lead to a move of our

freighter operations, but it would lead

to a significantly weaker development

of our company, calling us to question

the size of any future investments,”

he said. “We still believe the court will

acknowledge the importance of night

flights for our industry and will allow

a limited number of movements per

night at Frankfurt.”

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