Lufthansa Cargo turns 20

Do you know which airline has spent the last 20 years flying around the world 3.6m times and transporting the equivalent of 9.3m elephants?
The answer is Lufthansa Cargo, which is celebrating two decades as an independent business after Deutsche Lufthansa AG pooled its cargo activities into a separate company.

Germany’s freight flagship carrier states: "Flying cargo has always played a major role at Lufthansa and its predecessors; however, it was not until the founding of a dedicated cargo segment that the airline’s air freight business truly took off."
A few weeks after its official foundation, Lufthansa Cargo started operating with a fleet of five McDonnell Douglas DC8 freighters, ten Boeing 747-200Fs and two Boeing 737 freighters in January 1995. Twenty years later, Lufthansa Cargo flies both with MD-11F and brand-new B777 freighters.

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