Lufthansa Cargo goes west
United Airlines (UAL) and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture agreement for extensive cargo cooperation on routes between the US and Europe. The partners plan to provide a wide range of benefits to customers by cooperating on the availability of their capacities and aligning booking and handling processes. The joint venture route network will provide greater flexibility and time savings to customers with thousands of new route combinations and more than 600 direct connections per week between the US and Europe.
For the German carrier, this is its third cooperation with cargo divisions of other airlines, after starting a similar joint venture with Japan's ANA Cargo in 2015 and a joint business cooperation with Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Cargo last year. (ah)