Lufthansa Cargo to get 7 B777-8Fs between 2027-2030

Lufthansa Cargo is weighing up further orders of short- and mid-haul-sized freighters but there are no further plans for orders of widebody all-cargo aircraft. The Frankfurt-hubbed airline has ordered a series of freighters over the last couple of years as it looks to modernise its freighter fleet, expand capacity, replace the MD-11F aircraft it has retired and move into the intra-European e-commerce market, said release. The carrier currently operates 11 B777Fs, while AeroLogic, its 50/50 joint venture with DHL, operates five of the aircraft for Lufthansa.
The carrier also has two A321Fs, which are operated by sister airline CityLine and are used on European services for e-commerce customers. It also has a further two B777Fs on order – part of an order for three of the aircraft placed last year – which are due to be delivered in the third and fourth quarter of this year. Lufthansa Cargo chief executive Dorothea von Boxberg said that the first of these aircraft will be operated by AeroLogic, while a decision has yet to be taken on the second. Elsewhere, a further two A321Fs are due to be delivered this year and the carrier has also ordered seven new-generation B777-8F freighters. Delivery of the seven new B777-8Fs is expected between 2027 and 2030.