LONDON – EFW, an aircraft conversion firm, has delivered a third Airbus A321P2F to BBAM, with this particular frame bound for Lufthansa Cargo.
D-AEUC will be the first A321P2F for the carrier, with Lufthansa CityLine operating it on its behalf.
Commenting on this news was Lufthansa Cargo’s CEO Dorothea von Boxberg:
“Lufthansa Cargo wants to offer customers in the eCommerce segment fast intra-European connections.”
“With the converted A321s, we are meeting our customers’ growing demand for same-day solutions and further strengthening our dense network of global connections as well as our product offering.
“The selected aircraft type can transport 28t per flight, significantly larger cargo volumes than in the short-haul bellies of passenger aircraft. In addition to forwarders, integrators, and postal operators, e-commerce providers will be customers for this offering.”
The second conversion aircraft will join the Lufthansa Cargo fleet later this year.
Such aircraft are being utilized for intra-European e-commerce services.
BBAM said that the aircraft can transport more than 28 tonnes of gross payload per flight, which is “significantly larger cargo volumes than in the short-haul bellies of passenger aircraft”.
Lufthansa Cargo are being frugal when it comes to selecting this aircraft for that market, as e-commerce distribution is expected to grow by around 20% per year for the next five years.