AMERICAS: Boeing, Lufthansa finalise freighter order

Boeing and Lufthansa Cargo have finalised the earlier announced order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at US$1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. “The 777 freighter is highly regarded for its fuel efficiency and a noise footprint significantly smaller than comparable freighters,” said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, chairman and chief executive officer […]


Boeing and Lufthansa Cargo have finalised the earlier announced order for five Boeing 777 Freighters. The order is valued at US$1.35 billion, based on Boeing list prices. “The 777 freighter is highly regarded for its fuel efficiency and a noise footprint significantly smaller than comparable freighters,” said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, chairman and chief executive officer of Lufthansa Cargo. “We are certain that these airplanes will benefit our customers greatly, as experienced by our AeroLogic joint venture, which already operates eight 777 Freighters.” AeroLogic, a joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express, became the fourth carrier to operate the 777 Freighter in May 2009. Including this order from Lufthansa Cargo, a total of 88 777 Freighters have been ordered, of which 39 have been delivered.