Lufthansa Cargo orders ten Boeing freighters
The Lufthansa Group announced that it will invest in expanding the capacity of Lufthansa Cargo's freighter fleet. The airline has ordered a total of ten freighters - including three current-technology Boeing 777F freighters and seven 777-8F freighters, Boeing's next-generation freighter. In addition, leases for two Boeing 777F freighters (current technology), which run through 2024, will be extended for seven years each through 2031.
The first of the 777F aircraft, which could be acquired on the used market at short notice, is expected as early as July 2022. Two more brand-new B777Fs will follow at a later date. These new additions will make it possible to market additional freight capacities in the short to medium term with an aircraft type currently available in the industry and established in the Lufthansa Cargo fleet.
In addition, the Lufthansa Group is making forward-looking investments in seven new B777-8Fs, a technically enhanced freighter version of the B777F. Delivery of these aircraft is expected at a later date between 2027 and 2030.
Currently, Lufthansa Cargo's freighter fleet consists of a total of 15 Boeing 777Fs, four of which are operated by AeroLogic.