Lufthansa Cargo Adds Third Flight To DFW International Airport Based On Strong North Texas Economy
European freight continues to grow at DFW; Lufthansa Cargo sees double-digit increase
(DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – April 5, 2007) – Lufthansa Cargo has added a third weekly freighter flight from DFW International Airport to Frankfurt, Germany, building on the carrier’s 14-percent growth in import and export volumes 2006. The additional Lufthansa Cargo flight marks the third new European-bound cargo flight added within the past year at DFW.
“Lufthansa’s additional weekly flight is another great sign that DFW is continuing to build on its impressive cargo growth,” said Joe Lopano, DFW’s executive vice president of marketing and terminal management. “The very strong North Texas economy is fueling the market, and robust cargo growth is bringing DFW more international service and opportunities for expansion.”
Over the past 12 months DFW has seen significant European growth with the addition of Lufthansa’s new flight to Frankfurt as well as non-stop flights to Paris and Brussels on Air France Cargo and Singapore Cargo, respectively. The continuing market strength is due in part to steady economic growth in North Texas, which is now home to 22 Fortune 500 companies.
“Lufthansa Cargo has been able to grow significantly over the past two years due to a very strong market here in DFW,” said Thomas Rohrmeier, Lufthansa Cargo district manager sales. “DFW has proven itself to be a great mid-continent location for Lufthansa Cargo to collect and distribute our client’s products. I am quite sure that this is only the beginning of our expansion at DFW.”
Lufthansa Cargo will fly the added non-stop route between Frankfurt and DFW each Wednesday, utilizing an MD-11F freighter with a capacity of approximately 85 tons. The new flight, which began March 28, will complement the existing Friday and Sunday service.
The expansion of service to Frankfurt adds an additional benefit to DFW-area businesses as Lufthansa Cargo is capable of moving DFW to Frankfurt bound cargo on to locations throughout Europe and around the world with 192 destinations in 78 countries.
“DFW continues to be home to amazing facilities allowing cargo carriers unfettered access to major highways as well as the ability to land aircraft twenty-four hours a day,” said Bill Frainey, DFW’s assistant vice president of marketing. “DFW maintains absolutely great cross-dock and logistics facilities as well as additional infrastructure in place surrounding the Airport for warehousing.”