Lufthansa Cargo which is in the midst of fleet renewal has ordered another production Boeing 777F, a 103 tonne capacity freighter aircraft, to increase its capacity.
The freighter will be delivered by the end of the year and when delivered will be the airline’s eleventh of the model, the airline informed.
Lufthansa Cargo also sells the capacity on four B777 freighters operated by its AeroLogic joint venture with DHL.
This Boeing 777F will be the second freighter order announced by the airlines this year. The first addition of this freighter was announced by Lufthansa Cargo in March.
The aircraft announced by the airline in March is to be stationed at Frankfurt after its arrival in autumn 2021.
Lufthansa on its website informed it continues to operate three MD-11F aircraft.
Lufthansa had been hoping to have retired the model from its fleet by now, but took the decision to the delay the move at the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak in order to secure cargo capacity.
While the airline is adding freighters and securing its cargo capacity, on the passenger front it has announced non-stop flights between Germany and India, making the travel more seamless.
The German major’s 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt and Delhi four times weekly), Mumbai (3) and Bengaluru (3) under the India-Germany air bubble will now no longer take a crew change stopover in the Gulf as they had been doing for nearly a month — thereby cutting travel time by upto 3 hours.
The gulf crew change stopover, added addition hours to the journey. In doing so the Frankfurt to Delhi/Mumbai Flight which is 7hr Journey took over 9 hrs. And, the 1hr Journey between Frenkfurt and Bengaluru took 13 hrs.