Lufthansa Cargo will accelerate fleet modernisation by purchasing two new Boeing 777 Freighters, with 10 older MD-11Fs being retired by the end of 2020.
The 777Fs will be delivered in 2020 and based in Frankfurt, with their higher cargo capacity and range offering the same freight performance but with fewer aircraft movements.
Customers will have the same freighter capacity at the end of the rollover as when 18 MD-11Fs were in operation.
Lufthansa Cargo first put MD-11Fs into operation in 1998, replacing four-engine freighters until 2005, but the 777F is 20% more efficient and emits less CO2 than the MD-11F.
Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of Lufthansa Cargo’s executive board says: “We are investing in maximum reliability and significantly lower emissions. The modernisation of our fleet is the biggest contribution we can make to the future in the short term. We combine responsibility for our company with corporate responsibility.”