I Mumbai Airport receives Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777F in Asia for the first time
Cargo’s Boeing 777F, the freight airline’s new flagship landed in Asia for the first time, at Mumbai International Airport on January 9 at 03: 08 am (local time) following a seven-hour flight with about 90 tonne of cargo. The Boeing 777F is currently being used in scheduled operations mainly between Europe and North America. However, in between this, the aircraft are also being regularly flown to other destinations as the new pilots for this type have to complete many hours of flight training before being licensed to fly them in Lufthansa Cargo scheduled operations. Two of the total of five ordered Boeing 777 freighters are already in use at Lufthansa Cargo. With a full payload of 103 tonne, it is able to remain in the air for ten and half hours. This means that it can fly non-stop for more than 9,000 kilometres, enabling Lufthansa Cargo to fly direct and fully loaded from Frankfurt to Shanghai, for example.