September 7 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter has teamed up with General Sales Agent (GSA) Airline Network Services (ANS) to increase its coverage on the North American continent.

Headquartered in Cargo City Süd, near Frankfurt Airport, Lufthansa Cargo Charter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo and has competence centres in Chicago, Dubai and Hong Kong and also operates a global network of distribution partners.

Ana Gerber, based in the Montreal office of the US-based GSA, will represent the charter broker in the Canadian market.

"With Platinum Air Cargo in Texas and now ANS in Canada, we have made a good start in two important markets. There is more to come," said Reto Hunziker, Lufthansa Cargo Charter managing director.

Charters organised by Lufthansa Cargo Charter have included Formula 1, UN World Food Programme, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), Unicef, shipping companies and freight forwarders.