Lufthansa Cargo is planning a virtual doubling of its flight frequencies to and from Japan. Beginning Nov. 1, the airline will offer 12 flights a week. It will connect Frankfurt daily with Tokyo, using an MD11 freighter. Osaka will be served five times weekly. According to Lufthansa, the growth of air-cargo traffic volumes between Japan and Europe reflects high levels of demand from the manufacturing industry. Most of the goods flown to Europe are produced by the electronics, entertainment, automotive manufacturing and engineering, and optical and photographic industries. Lufthansa said it has also seen an increase in the volume of solar technology products and components being transported by air. On routes to Japan, the market is dominated by engineering products, medical technology, vehicles and parts, pharmaceuticals and textiles.
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