February 16, 2015
Lufthansa Cargo welcomes fifth Boeing 777F in Frankfurt
The modernisation of Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet continues: on February 12th, 2015, the fifth Boeing 777F of the cargo airline landed in Frankfurt for the first time. On a flight lasting approximately nine hours, the crew under chief pilot Claus Richter had transferred the Triple Seven safely from Everett near Seattle to its new home airport. As part of its strategic program “Lufthansa Cargo 2020”, the freight airline has ordered a total of five new Triple Seven aircraft. In November 2013 the first machine entered regular service. In addition, Lufthansa Cargo has options for five further Boeing 777Fs with delivery to be split over the years until September 2020. “In our opinion, the Boeing Triple Seven is the best aircraft for our fleet structure. Its performance already far exceeded our expectations last year”, said Peter Gerber, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.