From June 3 Lufthansa Cargo is offering a connection from its home hub in Frankfurt, Germany to Monterrey in Mexico, via Mexico City, the first European cargo airline to connect Europe with Monterrey.

The service using a Boeing 777F will operate every Monday and Lufthansa cargo said it should be particularly interesting to automotive suppliers, electronics providers and those moving medical products. Monterrey has multiple automotive manufacturing plants and a well-established supply chain network. The state of Nuevo Leon is home to more than 200 automotive-related companies.


A Lufthansa Cargo B777F will provide airfreight services between Germany and Monterrey

“We are pleased to add Monterrey as a further station to our freighter network for our customers. Connecting the business and industrial city of Monterrey with the European market as the first European cargo airline underscores our strategic growth into new markets and underlines our purpose of enabling global business,” said Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.

The new service means Lufthansa Cargo now services North America with up to 33 freighter services weekly and South America with up to four weekly in addition to the belly flights (freight transport on passenger aircraft). Lufthansa Cargo is also expanding its belly network with connections to North America this summer, including direct connections by Lufthansa Airlines from Frankfurt to Minneapolis and to Raleigh-Durham.

Last month Lufthansa Cargo launched a twice weekly service between Frankfurt and Chicago via Brussels. It is the first time the carrier has connected Belgium directly to the American continent with a cargo aircraft.