Swiss joins Cathay-Lufthansa joint venture


Swiss WorldCargo has joined Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo in their joint business agreement, created in 2016.

The three carriers will collaborate on international lanes via their respective hubs with cargo handling in Hong Kong coordinated at the Cathay Pacific terminal at the International Airport.

Under the expanded joint business agreement, they will work closely together on network planning, sales, IT and ground handling. Initially, the airlines will cooperate on traffic from Hong Kong to Zurich and Frankfurt, with traffic to and from Hong Kong and the rest of Europe planned to be included later this year.

Cargo customers will be able to access the entire joint network via the booking systems of all three partners.

Cathay Pacific director cargo Tom Owen said: “We are delighted to welcome Swiss WorldCargo into our joint business agreement. Cathay Pacific is always looking for more ways to give our cargo customers greater choice and more options for shipments whenever they fly their goods with us.

“The addition of Swiss WorldCargo’s flights to the already large combined network of Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa will further bring Hong Kong, the world’s busiest air cargo hub, closer to Europe and strengthen one of the world’s great trade lanes.”

Joint activities will be carried out in full compliance with all applicable laws, including the competition rules of the European Union and Hong Kong.