Lufthansa Cargo welcomes brand-new Boeing 777F to Frankfurt

posted on 19th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet modernisation continues when it received a brand-new Boeing 777 Freighter this morning in Frankfurt and it says it will phase out two MD-11Fs by the end of the year.

The new aircraft, registered as D-ALFF, arrived from Everett, Washington, USA, and it landed at Frankfurt Airport at 08:10h (local time).

It received a welcome ceremony after its official ferry flight with flight number LH8145. Lufthansa Cargo’s sixth Boeing 777F will soon start scheduled operations.

Lufthansa Cargo chief operations officer and member of the board, Harald Gloy said: “We are delighted to welcome the sixth Boeing 777F freighter to our fleet today. This aircraft is the quietest and most efficient in its class – and therefore the freighter of our choice for our ongoing fleet modernization.”

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered a further brand-new 777F, which is expected to be delivered in spring.

Later this year, two MD-11F aircraft will go out of service. Lufthansa Cargo will then operate seven Boeing 777F and 10 MD-11F aircraft. The fleet modernisation is due to be completed by 2025 at the latest.