Lufthansa Cargo has criticised Boeing's decision to cease production of the MD-11.

Speaking during the ceremony to hand over the carrier's first two tri-jet freighters at Frankfurt early this month, Lufthansa Cargo chairman Wilhelm Althen described the production shutdown decision as "very regrettable".

He described the arrival of the first two of eight MD-11Fs on firm order as "-ideally timed to coincide with the upturn in business we are experiencing".

Lufthansa Cargo will receive three more MD-11Fs this year and at least three in 1999.

Source: Flight International