Lufthansa Cargo to begin Lima service

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Lufthansa Cargo will begin new service to Lima, Peru, from 27 October 2013.

The flight will operate twice-weekly to Lima with the outbound from Frankfurt stopping in Dakar, Senegal, and Manaus, Brazil, and the return stopping in Quito, Ecuador, and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, according to the German freight carrier.

“The current market situation is rather challenging and still requires a disciplined cost and capacity management,” says Andreas Otto, executive board member of Lufthansa Cargo overseeing product and sales, in a statement. “Nevertheless, for months we have successfully gained new market shares and made attractive additions to the route network for our customers, such as the destination of Lima.“

The airline cites the new free trade agreement between the EU and Peru that went into effect this past March as a reason for the new service.

Lufthansa Cargo and Chinese authorities are also holding discussions regarding the carrier resuming service to Chongqing by the end of October. It dropped service to the city in the fourth quarter of 2012.