October 27 - Effective November 7, Lufthansa Cargo will serve Stavanger, Norway, with cargo-only flights for the first time, improving the linkage of the Norwegian oil hub with the airline's global network.

Stavanger will be served by one of the cargo airline's Boeing 777Fs which will link Houston with Stavanger every Saturday, providing a direct freighter service between two of the most important centres of the global oil and gas industry.

"Both in Houston and Stavanger time-critical technology for offshore and deep sea oilfield drilling is produced", explains Alexander Kohnen, director sales & handling, Nordic and Baltic at Lufthansa Cargo.

"In most cases, speed is of the essence. With our direct cargo connection, time-critical express consignments will reach almost every destination in the world within 24 hours."