Lufthansa Cargo – Current changes in connection with SARS-CoV-2

The current situation surrounding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 is an enormous challenge worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo is working at its utmost to optimally adapt its freight capacity to the current requirements and the constantly changing global regulations. Please find the latest changes here:

+++19 March 2020, 19:34 CET+++

Update on freighter connections to North America and Mainland China:

  • nine additional North America frequencies for CW 13
  • We continue to offer eight frequencies per week to Mainland China in CW 13

Update on passenger flights with additional cargo capacities marketed by Lufthansa Cargo:

Lufthansa has further reduced its flight programme for passenger flights. The special flight schedule for the period 19-21 March can be found here.

From 24 March, only 5 percent of the original flight schedule will be flown. The remaining flights in the long-haul programme are the following, operated three times a week from Frankfurt:

Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Montreal (YUL), Sao Paulo (GRU), Johannesburg (JNB), Tokyo (TYO) und Bangkok (BKK)

+++18 March 2020, 11:59 CET+++

The rotations of cargo planes change as follows:

Additional freighter connections:

Chicago (ORD) Boeing 777F

New York (JFK) MD-11F
Atlanta (ATL) MD-11F

Atlanta: MD-11F instead of Boeing 777F
Chicago (ORD) Boeing 777F

Atlanta (ATL) MD-1FF
Chicago (ORD) Boeing 777F

The following freighter connections are not applicable:

-Chicago (ORD) MD-11F
-Sao Paulo (VCP)/Curitiba (CWB) MD-11F

-Johannesburg (JNB)/Nairobi (NBO) MD-11F

Cargo aircraft are expected to operate to all other destinations, including India, on schedule.

Notes on passenger flights with additional cargo capacities marketed by Lufthansa Cargo:
– Austrian Airlines will temporarily suspend all flights from tomorrow until 28 March.
– Brussels Airlines will temporarily suspend all flights from Saturday, 21 March until 19 April.
– The remaining flight programmes worldwide have been reduced very significantly.

Developments are currently too dynamic to anticipate them fully. We will keep you up to date with daily changes to our flight schedule on our website and our Twitter channel @Lufthansa_Cargo. Via our API interface getRoutes, our eServices App, as well as our network page, we keep you up to date on the connections that can currently be booked.
If already booked shipments are affected by flight cancellations or changes, they will be automatically cancelled or rebooked. You can call up information on the current status at any time in our eTracking system. We ask for your understanding for these measures and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Your local Lufthansa Cargo team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Source: Lufthansa Cargo Newsroom ( )