Lufthansa reports a modest increase in cargo volumes

Lufthansa has announced its cargo volumes for the first half of 2015. During this period Lufthansa Cargo carried 811,000 tons of freight and post, representing a 0.5% increase year-on-year. Load factor was at 67.6%, down 2.5 percentage points. Lufthansa Cargo states that it recorded 4% freight growth on its American and African routes, while sales in Europe and Asia were down slightly.

Peter Gerber, CEO and Chairman of Lufthansa’s executive board said, “After an exceptionally good start to 2015, we were aware of the challenging market situation again in the second quarter. We are monitoring the market very carefully and can react by adjusting our routes flexibly and quickly to changes in demand.”

In addition to this announcement Lufthansa Cargo has incorporated the Brazilian city of Natal into its network and plans to offer an additional service to and from Vietnam.