Four freighters to join Lufthansa Cargo fleet

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Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of a fourth brand new freighter this year, with the Boeing 777 Freighter being operated by AeroLogic.

The aircraft will be leased from Boeing and operate at Leipzig Halle Airport, taking the AeroLogic fleet to 12 when it arrives later this year.

Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo says: “We are delighted to be in a position to put four brand-new freighters into operation this year. This will effectively modernise our own fleet at our Frankfurt Airport base and further boost our efficiency and reliability. At the same time, we are focusing as a shareholder on growing AeroLogic, our fifty-fifty joint venture with DHL Express at Leipzig Airport.”

Wolfgang Raebiger, managing director finance of AeroLogic says: “We are contributing to the success of both of our partners through our flexibility. We are pleased that AeroLogic, offering one of the most modern and efficient freighter fleets in the world, is continuing to grow at Leipzig Airport.”

In summer 2018, Lufthansa Cargo announced its intention to purchase two 777Fs to be stationed at Frankfurt Airport and lease another to AeroLogic.

The additions to the fleet are expected to arrive in Frankfurt in mid-February and late March, while the first new aircraft for AeroLogic should reach Leipzig in early February.

The AeroLogic aircraft will be given the registrations D-AALK and D-AALL, with Lufthansa Cargo marketing all the capacity on the freighters.