After the sale of three 747-230B(F) to Southern Air I just read on www.airlinersonline.com that Lufthansa will sell 5 more Cargo-Jumbos - to Varig´s new Freighter-division VarigLog when new MD 11F´s are being delivered to Frankfurt.
I thought LH-Cargo is very successful, so why are they downgrading from 747F´s to MD 11F´s? When they sell these 5 Jumbos they only have a handful left (and these will most probably be the pure, non-converted Freighters).
Maybe this is an indication that LH Cargo is short of ordering 747-400F´s? Or converting newer 747-200 passenger planes into Freighters when the A340-600s are coming? The last MD 11F´s cannot fill the whole gap.