By Chris Wack

 

Boeing Co. said Monday that Lufthansa Group has ordered seven 777-8 Freighters, a fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter, for its Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary.

The airplane maker said Lufthansa has placed a new order for two 777 Freighters to add to its cargo fleet, providing extra cargo capacity in the near-term until the delivery of its first 777-8 Freighter.

The Lufthansa Group also bought seven 787-9s, bringing Lufthansa Group's total order book for the 787 Dreamliner to 32 firm orders. The airline is a launch customer for the 777X passenger airplane, with 20 firm orders.

Boeing launched the 777-8 Freighter in January, and has already booked 34 firm orders for the model. With advanced technology from the new 777X family and proven performance of the market-leading 777 Freighter, the 777-8 Freighter offers the highest payload and the lowest fuel use, emissions and operating cost per ton of any large freighter.

 

Write to Chris Wack at chris.wack@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 09, 2022 14:06 ET (18:06 GMT)

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