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Vietnam airport cleared for 747-8 operations

By control on July 29, 2013

Cargolux operated the first Boeing 747-8 freighter flight at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport after the certification of the airport for the aircraft.

In March, Cargolux operated the first-ever Boeing 747-8 freighter revenue flight to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, making this destination the 100th 747-8 certified airport worldwide. The airline has also increased its air cargo services to Hanoi to three times a week.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest commercial city in Vietnam with a fast-growing fashion manufacturing industry. All Cargolux destinations in Asia and the Pacific area are now certified for the airline’s larger, more efficient freighter.

“A lot of production is moving to Vietnam, and the country shows great determination in boosting its trade by approving its airports for 747-8 operations,” Richard Forson, Cargolux interim president and CEO, said. “We are happy to now be able to offer advanced 747-8 freighter services to all Cargolux destinations in Vietnam, a market that is of significant commercial importance to us.”