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Cargolux to receive 10th 747-8F

By Staff Reports on July 23, 2014
tagged cargolux, boeing

Cargolux Airlines will take delivery of its 10th 747-8 freighter from Boeing.

The aircraft, named City of Contern, is scheduled to leave Boeing’s Paine Field in Seattle on Thursday. After stopovers at Seattle Tacoma and Calgary, where the new freighter picks up a load of cargo, the plane will arrive in Luxembourg on Friday.

“The delivery of the 10th 747-8F has helped us bring down the average age of our fleet – already one of the youngest in the industry – to a mere 5.8 years,” Dirk Reich, president and CEO, said. “Apart from the increased fuel efficiency and reduced noise footprint, the 747-8F is the ideal aircraft for the implementation of our dual hub strategy between Zhengzhou and Luxembourg. Our goal is indeed to operate multiple daily connections between both locations with the -8F.”

As a launch customer of the 747-8F, Cargolux became the world’s first operator of the type in 2011.