Lufthansa Cargo has put two more Boeing 777F freighters into service, bringing the carrier’s total of the type to 11, plus four aircraft operated by its AeroLogic joint venture with DHL.
One aircraft is a brand-new aircraft from the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington State which touched down for the first time at Frankfurt Airport at 06:00am on 29 September and, with this acquisition, Lufthansa Cargo has now exercised all of its purchase options held on widebody freighters with the manufacturer. The other aircraft is an acquisition from the used market.
The new arrivals also marks the end of Lufthansa Group’s last remaining tri-jet of and indeed the last MD-11 aircraft registered in Europe. Lufthansa Cargo is expressing its gratitude for more than 23 years of loyal service by sending its D-ALCC out 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. Its active time with Lufthansa will come to an end with its last landing at Frankfurt Airport at noon on 15 October.