Lufthansa Cargo Adds “Ola Brazil” to its 777Freighter Fleet

Lufthansa Cargo has just received their 4th Boeing 777 Freighter and there are hopes that it will operate on the airline’s routes to South America.

Fourth LH Cargo Boeing 777 freighter, registered as D-ALFD  /  source: LH Cargo
Fourth LH Cargo Boeing 777 freighter, registered as D-ALFD / source: LH Cargo

The aircraft, which has been delivered in the middle of the world soccer championships in Brazil, has suitably been christened under the name of “Ola Brazil“ and is the fourth of a first batch of five aircraft ordered by Lufthansa Cargo, Europe’s leading cargo carrier.

Lufthansa continues its modernizing and innovation program under the heading of Lufthansa Cargo 2020 and the investment in these highly dependable freighters is an important part of this process, states the LH cargo management.

Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht is quoted as saying that “we are happy about the enormous reliability and efficiency of our new Triple Seven aircraft,” and goes on to say that “the B777F fleet is a world champion with regards to punctuality and this has gone a long way in giving our clients much better quality during the past months.”

Lufthansa Cargo still operates the majority of their flights with the MD-11F fleet.
The Triple Sevens have until now been mainly used on some of the Germany to China and USA routes.
Whether “Ola Brazil” will debut on the South American sector, remains to be seen.

Officially, LH Cargo has not committed to more than five of these freighters.
They are holding back on further orders until they have a closer look at future air cargo developments which would and should justify a complete phasing out of the MD-11 fleet.

A long way to go before that decision will be made.

John Mc Donagh

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