Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have announced the addition of Swiss WorldCargo to their joint venture, which offers customers more direct connections, more flexibility and more time savings.
Swiss WorldCargo’s entry builds on the joint business agreement signed in 2016 between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo, which allows them to collaborate on distribution, pricing, contracts and the handling of shipments between Hong Kong and Europe.
Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo already work closely together on international routes through their hubs in Hong Kong and Germany, while cargo handling in Hong Kong is coordinated under one roof at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.
Under the expanded joint business agreement, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo and Swiss WorldCargo will work closely together on network planning and in the areas of sales, IT and ground handling. Initially, the airlines will cooperate on routes from Hong Kong to Zurich and Frankfurt. Traffic to and from Hong Kong and the rest of Europe will be added later this year.
Cargo customers will have access to the entire shared network via the booking systems of all three partners.