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Lufty breaks out the sake for latest freighter – updated

[ May 24, 2019   //   ]

Lufthansa Cargo welcomed its newest B777F freighter at Tokyo’s Narita Airport on 23 May, naming it Konnichiwa Japan (Good day, Japan) at a ceremony by chief executive Peter Gerber, Dr Hans Carl von Werthern and Japanese aviation and airport officials. In keeping with Japanese tradition, a sake barrel was opened and sprinkled over the pristine aircraft.

Lufthansa has been part of an air cargo joint venture with Japan’s ANA Cargo since 2014.

Later, the carrier announced however that it would reduce its capacity in the second and third quarters of the year in response to a weakening in the market compared with the previous two record years. Services will be cut across the entire flight programme in line with trends in demand. The mid-year adjustment to the schedule will also allow pave the way for the final withdrawal of initially two MD-11F freighters by the end of the year