Delta Air Lines extends partnership with LUG

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Delta Air Lines has extended its partnership with LUG aircargo handling in Frankfurt and Munich, securing a contract extension until 2027. LUG will remain responsible for Delta Cargo’s handling at the German airfreight hubs. The Atlanta-based airline has utilized LUG’s services in Frankfurt for over four years and in Munich for a decade.

Delta Air Lines connects Frankfurt Airport (FRA) with daily flights to Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW) and New York (JFK), utilizing A330 aircraft that boast a cargo capacity of up to 29 tons per flight. Delta entrusts all freight operations in Frankfurt, including the transport of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments, to the expert services of LUG. With direct ramp access, storage facilities, and staging areas and specialized centers for medical shipments and valuable cargo, LUG ensures the efficiency and precision essential for Delta Cargo’s reliable operations.  

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In Munich, Delta Air Lines offers daily connections to Atlanta and, beginning in March 2024, to New York (JFK) and Detroit, utilizing Boeing 767 aircraft equipped with cargo capacity of up to 20 tons. Over the last decade, Delta Cargo has utilized LUG’s handling services for the diverse array of goods that travel through Munich. With the recent contract extension, LUG remains the preferred handling partner, reinforcing the enduring collaboration between the two partners.  

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“For many years, LUG has reliably provided the fast and high-quality cargo handling solutions we need to run our operations in Frankfurt and Munich,” stated Alison Ricker, Managing Director of Global Sales, Delta Cargo. “Their focus on efficiency and innovation allows us to deliver first-class products in transatlantic shipping to our customers.”  

“Continuing the cooperation with Delta Air Lines in Frankfurt and Munich is an important signal and a recognition of our performance in cargo handling so far. In our future collaboration, we will continue to ensure that a strong customer focus and reliable and efficient processes remain the benchmark for our services,” said Patrik O. Tschirch, Managing Director LUG aircargo handling GmbH.

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