Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet has grown by two Boeing 777 freighters, says release.
The aircraft have just been registered D-ALFJ and D-ALFK and are based at the airline’s home hub, Frankfurt Airport.
“We are very pleased that we can now offer our customers the capacity of a total of fifteen highly efficient wide-body freighters,” said Dorothea von Boxberg, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo.
“We will continue to flexibly manage our freighters to best serve our customers’ needs.
“Together with the belly capacities of Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings Discover now coming back into the market, they are forming our dense, global network.”
With the two new additions, Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt fleet now numbers eleven Boeing 777 freighters, in addition to the capacity of four aircraft of the same type operated by the AeroLogic joint venture.
D-ALFK is a brand-new aircraft from the Boeing facilities in Everett, Washington State and touched down for the first time at Frankfurt Airport at 06:00 a.m. local time today.
With this acquisition, Lufthansa Cargo has now exercised all of its purchase options held on widebody freighters with the manufacturer. D-ALFJ is an acquisition from the used market.