Lufthansa Cargo has put two more Boeing 777Fs into service.
The aircraft have just been registered D-ALFJ and D-ALFK and are based at the airline’s home hub of Frankfurt Airport.
“We are very pleased that we can now offer our customers the capacity of a total of fifteen highly efficient widebody freighters,” said Lufthansa Cargo’s chief executive officer Dorothea von Boxberg.
“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 777 freighters, in addition to the capacity of four aircraft of the same type operated by its AeroLogic joint venture.
D-ALFK is a new aircraft from Boeing’s Everett, Washington State facilities. With the 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. The airline will fly in all white until further notice in order to make the freighter’s capacity available to customers as soon as possible, Lufthansa Cargo said.
Lufthansa Group’s last remaining tri-jet – and the last MD-11 aircraft registered in Europe – is now flying in a special design. D-ALCC is on its final rotations to Cairo, Tel Aviv, Chicago and New York with the greetings ‘Farewell’ and ‘Thank you, MD-11’ emblazoned on its fuselage. The type’s active time with Lufthansa will come to an end with its last landing at Frankfurt Airport on high noon of 15 October 2021.