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More modern, less noisy, more efficient: As of November 2013, Lufthansa Cargo will be flying around the world with brand new Boeing 777 freighters. The first three destinations scheduled for the so-called “Triple Seven” evoke the pioneering spirit Lufthansa displayed when developing civilian air traffic across the Atlantic. Atlanta, Chicago, New York: Lufthansa Cargo’s new Boeing 777F will initially be bound – just like 41 years ago – for North America.

Flashback: On 19 April 1972 Lufthansa was the first airline world-wide to use the freighter version of the “jumbo” Boeing 747 – which was at the time also the largest civilian aircraft to go into serial production – for transporting cargo between Europe and the USA. With 73 tons of cargo and 1.8 tons of mail on board, the four-engine Boeing 747-200F took off on its first scheduled flight from Frankfurt to New York.