Lufthansa diverts Mexico freighters

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Lufthansa Cargo will permanently switch its B777 freighter flights from Mexico City International Airport to Felipe Ángeles International Airport from 7 July.

It follows a decree by the Mexican government prohibiting airlines from flying freighters to Mexico City Airport for capacity reasons.

Felipe Ángeles Airport is about 45 km northeast of Mexico City and has been in operation since last year, located on the site of a former military airfield.

Lufthansa Cargo is offering a total of six freighter connections from Frankfurt with Boeing 777F in its current summer flight schedule. It also offers  belly cargo to Mexico City on seven weekly flights from Frankfurt with the Boeing 747-8 as well as three weekly Airbus A350 connections from Munich. Lufthansa Cargo is operating truck shuttle services between the two airports.