The Lufthansa Group has ordered four more B777 aircraft, valued at USD 1.4 billion at list prices and includes two B777 Freighters for Lufthansa Cargo.
The company said aircraft were part of its plans to modernise its fleet with newer widebody airplanes. Lufthansa Cargo currently operates 12 MD-11s and five B777Fs.
“The order for the new long-haul aircraft highlights the strategy of Lufthansa Group to predominantly allocate the growth within its multi-hub system where cost and quality offer the best conditions for profitable investments,” said the Lufthansa Group in a statement.
The order provides two more B777-300ER aircraft for Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). SWISS currently operates 10 B777-300ERs with the carrier saying they have served as the backbone of their long-haul fleet and the additional airplanes will allow them to further expand their network.
“We are honored that Lufthansa Group, an aviation leader in Europe and around the world, is expanding their fleet of 777 airplanes,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.
“The order is another testament to the tremendous value of the 777 and its unique combination of long range, outstanding efficiency, and leading reliability,” he added.
The B777 Freighter, the industry’s largest and longest range twin-engine cargo jet, can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 102 tonnes.