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Lufthansa Warms to Airbus Freighter as It Plans Cargo-Fleet Expansion

  • German carrier to examine operational benefits, costs of A350F
  • More Boeing 777F orders likely but successor jet not on agenda
Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s cargo division said it’s seeking more freighter planes to keep pace with booming global demand and that purchases could include Airbus SE’s new A350F model.

Lufthansa Cargo is making the case at group level for adding more single-aisle and wide-body planes, including additional Boeing Co. 777F freighters to ply long-haul routes, unit chief Dorothea von Boxberg said in an interview.