Lufthansa Group becomes first European customer for Boeing 777-8 freighter

The Lufthansa Group has ordered a combined total of 18 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of long-haul Boeing 777 freight aircraft ©Boeing

The Lufthansa Group will continue its strategic decision to strengthen Lufthansa Cargo with an order for seven Boeing 777-8 freighters, the industry’s newest twin-engine freighter.

The Group has also placed a new order for two 777 freighters to add to its cargo fleet, providing extra cargo capacity in the near-term until the delivery of its first 777-8 freighter.

In addition, the Group continues to accelerate the modernisation of its long-haul passenger fleet with a new purchase of seven Boeing 787-9s. The order for more 787s brings Lufthansa Group’s total order book for the 787 Dreamliner to 32 firm orders. The Group also is a launch customer for the 777X passenger airplane, with 20 firm orders.

Boeing launched the new 777-8 freighter in January and has already booked 34 firm orders for the model.

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