Lufthansa Cargo and Fraport Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground handling deal at Frankfurt Airport.The agreement has a term of eight years and runs from January 2018 to December 2025 and covers aircraft ground handling, particularly the loading and unloading of all freighter aircraft belonging to Lufthansa Cargo.Transportation of cargo to and from the aircraft on the airport grounds is also part of the agreement.“We are very pleased that Lufthansa Cargo has decided to continue its successful collaboration with Fraport Ground Services."The agreement underlines the close and longstanding relationship between Fraport and our partner and customer Lufthansa Cargo here at Frankfurt Airport,” said Michael Müller, member of the executive board and executive director of labour relations for Fraport, at the signing of the agreement.“For Lufthansa Cargo, the signing of the new agreement for ground services signifies a continuation of the successful system partnership with Fraport in this area for many decades."It also ensures the reliable and high-quality ground-handling of our freighter fleet at Frankfurt Airport as we move into the future,” added Sören Stark, board member operations at Lufthansa Cargo. The Lufthansa Cargo fleet consists of Boeing B777 and MD-11 aircraft. Lufthansa Cargo has the highest cargo volumes of all airlines at Frankfurt Airport.