( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

CHICAGO, Apr 21 (FAM) – United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for “extensive cargo cooperation” on routes between the US and Europe, claiming customers will benefit from a wider network, coordinated handling processes, and transit-time savings.

The cargo joint venture partners – whose parent airline groups are both members of the 28-member ‘Star Alliance’ of passenger airlines – said the companies would provide a wide range of new benefits to customers by cooperating on the availability of their capacity and aligning booking and handling processes.