What is going on in Europe?

While all indications are that carriers and airports in the rest of the world will report continuing strong cargo growth for August, Europe’s big three carriers are still appear to be operating in the cargo environment of two years ago. As has been widely reported, Air France-KLM’s cargo operation has been losing money for several […]

Europe’s big three carriers miss out on June cargo

Airlines in Asia, the Middle East, and North America are mostly reporting solid year-over-year increases in cargo traffic in June. Likewise, handlers at Asia’s big cargo airports are reporting strong volume growth, as are some of the European airports that have so far reported. But Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, and IAG all saw their cargo traffic decline. […]

1,500 747s

Forty five years (and a few months) after the first flight of the 747, Boeing marked a milestone for the program on Saturday when Lufthansa took delivery of 747 #1,500. The German carrier was the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinental, which we first brought to you on Cargo Facts back in February of 2012.

Olá Brazil

Just in time for the Brazil-hosted world cup, Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of its fourth 777F (D-ALFD, MSN: 41677), featuring the name "Olá Brazil." All four of the carrier's new 777Fs greet the markets in which they will operate as locals - "Good Day, USA," "Jambo Kenya," and "Ni Hao, China" came previously.

Lufthansa Cargo switches to lightweight ULDs

Lufthansa Cargo has completed its switchover to an all-lightweight LD3 container fleet, with a weight saving of 14 kg per container. Lufthansa Cargo says it carries out close to 500,000 container movements per year, and the switch to the new lightweight LD3s will cut its annual fuel consumption by 2,000 tonnes, and reduce CO2 emissions […]

Lufthansa Cargo Fleet Developments

Lufthansa Cargo’s third 777F (D-ALFC, msn: 41676), seen here just after it was rolled out of the factory last month, is nearly ready for delivery. Last year, when the carrier received its first 777F, there was speculation that the 777s would replace MD-11Fs on a one-to-one basis, and for a short time, it looked like […]

Lufthansa’s first 747-8i

Now that the 747-8 intercontinental has achieved FAA and EASA certification, it’s nearly time for that first delivery. Though some of the early 747-8i’s will be VIP aircraft, the first to enter airline service will be with Lufthansa, and we’re proud to show it off to you today. D-ABYA (msn: 37827) inherits its registration from […]
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