Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lufthansa Cargo commences 777F operations

Lufthansa Cargo launched its first Boeing 777F scheduled flight from Frankfurt to New York JFK and Atlanta Nov. 19. The next 777F destination will be Chicago O’Hare.

Lufthansa Cargo CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt said the aircraft is a “highly visible symbol” of the carrier’s 2020 strategic program, which includes modernizing its fleet and investing €100 million ($135 million) into new IT systems.

Lufthansa Cargo is also planning to build an efficient logistics center in Frankfurt, is driving the digitalization of the entire process chain and is working with partners at Frankfurt Airport to strengthen Germany’s vital air cargo hub. It aims to reduce specific CO2 emissions by one quarter by 2020.

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered five 777Fs. It second Boeing 777F will be delivered at the end of November. Two further aircraft will follow in the first half of 2014 and a fifth in 2015.

Lufthansa Cargo currently has 18 MD-11Fs in its fleet. The two oldest of the type will be withdrawn from the fleet during 2014.

(Kurt Hofmann - ATWOnline News)

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