Lufthansa Cargo has recently resumed its scheduled freighter services from GMR Hyderabad International Airport. Lufthansa Cargo will be operating Boeing 777 freighter connecting Frankfurt-Mumbai-Hyderabad-Frankfurt. Lufthansa Cargo resumes freighter operations after more than a year.
The Lufthansa freighter service resumption would boost cargo connections and benefit the pharma community in Hyderabad reaching out to the growing markets in Europe and United States. Hyderabad is considered the “Bulk Drug Capital” of India. In the pre- Covid times, Lufthansa Cargo’s annual export load was approximately 6500 metric tons and 1500 metric tons of imports during FY2019-20. This freighter service will once again provide seamless international connectivity and reinforce strong trade links with Europe and the United States.
In addition to Lufthansa Cargo, SpiceXpress, the cargo wing of SpiceJet has also recently started its freighter service from HYD to Hanoi, which will help cargo flow towards the growing market in South East Asia.
Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, said, “The resumption of Lufthansa freighter services from Hyderabad Airport is bound to boost cargo services enabling better connectivity and flexibility linking the markets in the United States and Europe. We are also happy that SpiceExpress has started operating to Hanoi. These cargo routes will further spur cargo business in the region. With normalcy returning post- Covid, we are in the process to add new cargo routes globally and hope to see many other freighter services shortly. Globally, the supply chain has been experiencing multiple disruptions. The long- term prospects for the cargo market for Hyderabad, are strong and poised for growth. Our priorities of capacity creation, capability augmentation and the addition of new offerings in terms of market segments will all be value additions.”
“We are definitely more than happy offering the 777F capacity to our customers again-an offer which they highly appreciate. A big thank you goes to our valued airport partner GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd” said Mr. Saket Gupta– Head Sales & Handling-Central & Southern India, Srilanka & Maldives, Lufthansa Cargo.
GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo serves multiple multinational companies across pharma, perishable, engineering, automobile, aerospace and leather industries. Apart from all major cargo hubs in India, international destinations like Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha and Hong Kong are also well connected from the Hyderabad International Airport.