AeroLogic’s freighter fleet set to grow to eleven with new Boeing 777F
August 29, 2018: AeroLogic will receive a brand-new Boeing 777F freighter in January. Shareholder Lufthansa Cargo will lease the jet from Boeing specifically for this purpose. The fleet of this equal partnership joint venture with DHL Express will then total eleven aircraft. Lufthansa Cargo will market all of the new freighter’s capacity.
“We are delighted to be in a position to add a brand-new freighter at AeroLogic as well next year. 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 Seattle to Leipzig in January 2019. 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.
AeroLogic's operations are broadly divided in two. On weekdays, freighters mainly fly to Asian destinations in the express network operated by DHL Express. At weekends, AeroLogic is at Lufthansa Cargo’s services.
In response to the growing air cargo demand into and out of South India, the cargo operator provides its freighter services from Bangalore and Chennai. It also offers a freighter service from Mumbai.