Lufthansa Cargo and Hyderabad Airport establish hub for the transport of pharmaceuticals
Lufthansa Cargo and GMR Group, the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, have announced their intention to jointly develop the airport serving the Indian metropolis into the key cargo hub in South Asia for the transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
A modern infrastructure will be established at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which was opened in 2008, in order to meet the complex requirements of reliable, temperature-controlled transport solutions. Customs procedures at the airport shall also be speeded up in order to guarantee faster transport.
Under the terms of the partnership, Lufthansa Cargo will provide the capacity for the transport of temperature-sensitive cargo. To this end, the company will station its own fleet of cooling containers in Hyderabad. In August this year, Lufthansa Cargo showcased its Opticooler, the most modern cold-chain container in the air cargo industry.