AeroLogic will receive a brand-new Boeing 777 Freighter in January as shareholder Lufthansa Cargo which holds a 50 per cent stake along with DHL Express will lease the aircraft from Boeing.
The fleet of this equal partnership joint venture with DHL Express will then total 11 aircraft. Lufthansa Cargo will market all of the new freighter’s capacity.
Lufthansa Cargo chief executive officer and chairman of the executive board, Peter Gerber said: “We are delighted to be in a position to add a brand-new freighter at AeroLogic as well next year.
“Together with the two new aircraft for the Lufthansa Cargo fleet, this important investment also underscores our long association with our Frankfurt and Leipzig Airport bases.”
The new aircraft is expected to receive the registration D-AALK and be ferried from Seattle to Leipzig in January 2019. DHL Express recently introduced two freighters of the same type and has since been marketing their capacity exclusively.
The cargo capacity of the other eight aircraft is mainly used by Lufthansa Cargo at the weekend and DHL Express at other times.
Aerologic managing director, Wolfgang Raebiger said: “With eleven Boeing 777F in the future, we will operate one of the world’s most modern and efficient freighter fleets. This will strengthen our position as an attractive employer at the heart of Germany and ensure flexible additional capacity for our partners.”