Lufthansa Cargo, a leading air freight company, has expanded its network by opening a new route at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. This new route will enhance the existing freighter services at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, allowing Lufthansa Cargo to serve the northern European and Scandinavian regions better.
By utilizing a newly acquired Airbus A321F aircraft, Lufthansa Cargo will primarily transport high-value goods like technology, pharmaceuticals, and machinery.
The new route offers flexible Friday delivery options from Stockholm Arlanda and seamless connections to Lufthansa Cargo’s global network from Frankfurt the following morning.
“There is a great confidence in the Swedish market, and Lufthansa Cargo’s investment in a direct route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a clear sign of this,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia. “Lufthansa Cargo will play an important role in connecting Stockholm to important freight hubs and well-established as well as emerging markets in Northern Europe and the rest of the world. To further facilitate for important goods such as technology and pharmaceuticals to be delivered at shorter times is and a main goal of Swedavia.”
“Sweden is known for its high-value exports, including technology, pharmaceuticals and machinery. These industries require reliable and efficient air freight services to move their products around the world. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers even faster transit times from the Nordic countries. The new freighter service from Stockholm offers attractive uplift options for local industry, where both lead time and quality are key. The fact that the flights run through the night from Friday to Saturday creates opportunities for both imports and exports at the end of the industry’s production week,” says Henning Oldendorf, Head of Sales and Handling Nordics & Baltics at Lufthansa Cargo.
The route Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates once a week, overnight, from Friday to Saturday.
About Lufthansa Cargo AG
Lufthansa Cargo is one of the top companies in the airfreight industry, with a revenue of 4.6 billion euros and a transport performance of 7.2 billion freight ton kilometers in 2022. The company specializes in airport-to-airport business, serving over 300 destinations in more than 100 countries. The carrier uses freighter aircraft, passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa and partner airlines, and trucks to transport goods. Most of its cargo operations are based at Frankfurt Airport.
Lufthansa Cargo is on a mission to become the most environmentally friendly cargo airline in the world. The company achieves this by using the latest technologies and continuously investing in sustainability. In 2022, it reached important milestones such as expanding its B777F fleet, adding A321 freighters to its short- and medium-haul networks, and continuing its Sustainable Aviation Fuel program. In 2023, Lufthansa Cargo plans to upgrade its B777F fleet with Sharkskin technology, introduce more digital services, and contribute to reducing CO2 emissions through sustainable logistics solutions. Lufthansa Cargo is a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and specializes in the logistics business within the Lufthansa Group.
Swedavia owns and oversees a total of 10 airports across Sweden. It ensures that travel, business, and meetings are seamless and convenient by establishing strong connectivity. The company prioritizes the satisfaction and safety of travelers above all else. Swedavia takes great pride in its position as a global leader in developing environmentally friendly airports. The company strives to minimize its impact on the planet. Since 2020, the company’s airports have operated without using fossil fuels. In 2022, Swedavia achieved a turnover of approximately SEK 4.8 billion and employed around 2,400 individuals.