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Tue, 10 May 2022

Lufthansa Orders 16 Boeing Cargo and Passenger Aircraft

(10 May 2022, 11:36 +07)  Lufthansa has ordered seven Boeing 777-8 Freighters and two 777 Freighters, the latter of which will provide extra cargo capacity in the near-term until delivery of the group's first 777-8F.

In addition, Lufthansa continues to accelerate the modernization of its long-haul passenger fleet with a new purchase of seven 787-9s.

The order for more 787s brings the group's total order book for the 787 Dreamliner to 32 firm orders.

Lufthansa also is a launch customer for the 777X passenger airplane, with 20 firm orders.

Lufthansa is the first European customer of the Boeing 777-8 Freighter. Click to enlarge.
Lufthansa is the first European customer of the Boeing 777-8 Freighter

"The continuous modernization of Lufthansa Group's long-haul fleet is one of our top priorities," said Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "Therefore, we are very pleased to further invest into the newest generation of Boeing aircraft. The purchase will complement our existing orders and further reduce our operating costs, enhance fuel efficiency and provide state-of-the-art customer experiences. Moreover, the purchase highlights our commitment towards enhancing sustainable aviation."

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has already received 34 firm orders for the model.

The 777-8 Freighter offers nearly identical payload and range capabilities to the 777F, but has 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions, 25% better operating costs per tonne, and an airport-noise footprint that is 60% smaller than the previous generation of freighters.

The 2021 Boeing Commercial Market Outlook forecast a 70% increase in the global freighter fleet by 2040, including approximately 450 new large widebody freighters such as the new 777-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter.

First delivery of the 777-8 freighter is anticipated in 2027.

"With the selection of our newest freighter, Lufthansa continues its long history of firsts with Boeing airplane programs, becoming the first European customer for the 777-8 Freighter," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. "With the investment in the 777 and 787 fleet, the Lufthansa Group will operate the most advanced, fuel-efficient twin-engine airplanes in the industry. Each of these airplanes reduces emissions by 15 to 25% compared to previous models with a noise footprint up to 50% smaller than their predecessors, helping to advance the Lufthansa Group's sustainability objectives."

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