On March 2, 2013, the carrier was scheduled to begin connecting Guadalajara with its hub in Frankfurt, Germany. The twice-weekly flights out of Frankfurt, on Wednesdays and Sundays, are being routed via Chicago and Mexico City. Return flights are on Thursdays and Sundays, also with a stopover in the U.S. According to Lufthansa Cargo, Guadalajara has evolved into a major business center, in particular for high-tech companies in the electronics and information-technology sector. More than 600 companies in that area has set up operations in the region over the past 10 years, the carrier said. Agriculture will also serve as a major source of export business on the route. In its summer flight schedule, beginning March 31, Lufthansa Cargo will be offering connections to 317 destinations in 106 countries, serving 48 cities.
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