AeroLogic to receive new B777 freighter in January 2019
Updated on August 29th, 2018 at 12:33 IST
Aug 29, 2018: AeroLogic, cargo airline which is a joint venture between DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo (each holding a 50 percent stake), will receive a brand-new Boeing 777F freighter in January 2019.
With the delivery of this aircraft, the total number of aircraft in Aerologic’s fleet will sum up to eleven.
Lufthansa Cargo will lease the jet from Boeing specifically for this purpose and also will market all of the new freighter’s capacity.
“Together with the two new aircraft for the Lufthansa Cargo fleet, this important investment also underscores our long association with our Frankfurt and Leipzig Airport bases”, emphasised Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board.
“With eleven Boeing 777F in the future, we will operate one of the world’s most modern and efficient freighter fleets. This will strengthen our position as an attractive employer at the heart of Germany and ensure flexible additional capacity for our partners”, said Wolfgang Raebiger, managing director of Aerologic GmbH.
The new aircraft is expected to receive the registration D-AALK and be ferried from Boeing’s factory in Seattle to Aerologic’s hub at Leipzig.
DHL Express recently introduced two freighters of the same type and has since been marketing their capacity exclusively.
The cargo capacity of the other eight aircraft is mainly used by Lufthansa Cargo at the weekend and DHL Express at other times.
Also, Lufthansa Cargo has ordered two B777 freighters.
With the number of ordering booming for B777 freighters, it clearly indicates the freighter type is proving to be exceptionally useful for the freighter operators. At the Farnborough Airshow in the UK in July, Qatar Airways finalised its order for five B777Fs. Also, CargoLogicHolding signed letters of intent to acquire 29 B777Fs (as well as order five B747-8Fs).