Press release: Logistics

Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo sign strategic agreement

Chapman Freeborn & Lufthansa Cargo sign agreement

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce it has secured a new strategic co-operation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo – one of the world’s leading cargo carriers.

Effective 1 April 2013, the global aircraft charter specialist will handle Lufthansa Cargo’s third-party chartering requirements – allowing the German airline to focus on marketing charter capacity on its own fleet of 18 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft.

The agreement will give Lufthansa Cargo’s international sales force and client base access to the full range of charter aircraft through Chapman Freeborn’s global network of 35 offices, from helicopters and light aircraft for time-critical freight, up to giant Antonov AN-225 aircraft for heavy and outsize cargo requirements.

Chapman Freeborn clients will benefit from the enhanced access to Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter fleet, but maintain its position of neutrality in the marketplace and continue to work in partnership with cargo airline suppliers worldwide.

The agreement was signed by representatives of Lufthansa Cargo and Chapman Freeborn in Frankfurt this week.

“We will continue offering customers flexible and high-value charter solutions in the future,” emphasised Lufthansa board member: product and sales, Dr Andreas Otto. “With the newly adapted structure, we are leaner and more focused, and can offer our own aircraft even easier and faster. Moreover, with Chapman Freeborn, the world’s leading aircraft charter specialist, we have gained a new and strong partner.”

Russi Batliwala, chief executive of Chapman Freeborn, underlined: “We’re delighted to co-operate with Lufthansa Cargo as one of the world’s leading cargo carriers. Our joint customers will benefit from this co-operation and can be sure of finding the right charter solution, anytime.”

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