Lufthansa Cargo will fly the first of five new Boeing 777 freighters beginning November.
The first three destinations scheduled for the 777 are Atlanta, Chicago and New York.
The aircraft only needs two engines to connect Europe with the U.S. or Asia. The Boeing 777F is able to remain in the air for 10.5 hours with a payload of 103 tonnes. During that time, it can fly more than 9,000 kilometers (5,600 miles) non-stop.
The 777 meets the strictest noise protection standards in international civil aviation. This gives it maximum access to airports with strict noise regulations.
“Thanks to its outstanding technical performance and reliability, the freighter is entering new dimensions. It also marks a milestone on our ambitious path to lowering specific emissions by 25 percent until 2020,” Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, board member operations Lufthansa Cargo, said.
The list price of the Boeing 777F is US$270 million (202.1 million euros).
A previous version of this article said Lufthansa would fly five new Boeing 777 freighters in November. The airline is actually flying the first of the five freighters in November. Correction appended Sept. 17, 2013, at 4:16 p.m. EST.