Lufthansa Cargo Complements Medium-Haul Network With A321 Freighters

The surge in cargo demand worldwide has pushed for not just the cargo-only airlines, but commercial airlines to push for more freighters to be leased or purchased as belly spaces onboard passenger aircraft were not as feasible - especially when the amount of cargo needing to be shipped immediately has…

Lufthansa Cargo Retires Final MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo retired its final McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 Freighter on Sunday, marking the end of a 20-year era of trijet operations for the airline. It operated legs to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Chicago before flying its last flight on Saturday, which operated under the flight number Lufthansa flight 8161, a transatlantic…

Lufthansa Cargo Welcomes New Freighters, to Retire Last MD-11F

In service since 1990, the then-modernized long-range, wide-body Boeing MD-11 was mainly known for its iconic tri-engines, winglets and advanced electronic flight instrument system. Despite its lack of commercial success, however, the MD-11 has over time been built mainly for freighter operations, becoming the MD-11F. As the years went by,…

Lufthansa Cargo Eyes Intra-European Services with A321 Conversions

The rise of e-commerce has been amplifying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby many brands with physical retail stores worldwide had to shift to e-commerce as an effort in surviving through such uncertain times. This brought on a bright side of the crippling aviation industry, as despite the…

Lufthansa Cargo Launches Regular Carbon Neutral Flight

Lufthansa Cargo, the cargo arm of German flag carrier Lufthansa, and DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have announced the launch of the first regular carbon-neutral cargo flight. The announcement follows the first carbon-neutral freighter flights operated by the two companies in November 2020. The carbon-neutral cargo…