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Lufthansa Cargo welcomes its eighth Boeing 777F to its fleet

A NEW Boeing 777F landed at Frankfurt from Everett in Washington State, the eighth aircraft of this type to join Lufthansa Cargo's freighter fleet

02 September 2020 - 19:00

A NEW Boeing 777F landed at Frankfurt from Everett in Washington State, the eighth aircraft of this type to join Lufthansa Cargo's freighter fleet.

'We want to make air cargo as fast, safe and environmentally friendly as possible,' said Lufthansa Cargo chief Peter Gerber.



The new aircraft bears the name 'Namaste India', which it has taken over from an aircraft with the registration D-ALCJ that has already been taken out of service.



Lufthansa Cargo had announced the purchase of two brand-new cargo aircraft in November 2019. The next aircraft is expected in a few weeks. The new arrivals are part of a fleet modernisation programme that began in 2014 and will be completed next year.



The twin-engine Boeing 777F is around 20 per cent more efficient and emits less CO2 than the previously used three-engine MD-11F. The new model also meets the strict noise protection requirements of ICAO Annex 16, Volume I, Chapter 14.



With a turnover of EUR2.5 billion (US$2.9 billion) and 8.9 billion revenue tonne kilometres in 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world's leading companies in the transport of air freight.



The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress, and an extensive road feeder service network.



The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Lufthansa Group's logistics specialist.


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