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Lufthansa Cargo Triple Seven fleet grows

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes

Lufthansa Cargo to operate two new Boeing freighters

Lufthansa Group’s decision-making bodies have approved Lufthansa Cargo’s operation of two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters. Lufthansa Cargo ordered two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters in May of this year. The question of who would manage and operate these was left open initially. The jets are expected to be ferried from the Boeing plant in Seattle to their future base in Frankfurt am Main in February and March 2019 already.

“We are thrilled to soon be welcoming two brand-new freighters to our Triple Seven fleet. This major investment in the future of Lufthansa Cargo has been made possible by last year’s outstanding results. This is a fitting reward for the tremendous efforts of all Lufthansa Cargo employees and emphasises that we have taken the right course at an early stage”, said Peter Gerber, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of the cargo airline.

The new aircraft will enable a modernisation of the fleet and are expected to replace MD-11F freighters in the long term. Given how well the market is performing at the moment, Lufthansa Cargo will continue to operate some of the MD-11Fs earmarked for retirement for the time being so as to provide customers with more valuable cargo capacity as needed.

“This allows us to fully participate in the market growth but respond flexibly to signs of change”, said Gerber. “Accordingly, we will decide on when to phase out individual MD-11Fs based on the market situation. Our strategic goal remains to operate a solely B777F fleet going forward.”Boeing 777F freighters



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