747-8F delivery number 9 for Cargoluxby Press Release on 2013-09-29 07:58:40
Luxembourg, 27 September 2013. Cargolux Airlines International S.A. took delivery of LX-VCI, ‘City of Troisvierges’ on 26 September from Boeing in Seattle.
The airline’s ninth 747-8 Freighter, which brings the combined 747 fleet to 19 units, was routed via Los Angeles and landed in Luxembourg on the morning of 27 September where it was greeted by journalists waiting to catch a glimpse of Cargolux’s latest workhorse. The new aircraft carried a full load of 135 tonnes of freight on its first flight to Luxembourg.
With a growing fleet of advanced, next-generation freighters, Cargolux is steadily decreasing its environmental footprint while benefiting from the aircraft’s lower operating costs and improved economics. Thanks to its new GEnx engines, enhanced aerodynamics and lighter materials, the Boeing 747-8 Freighter provides double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and carbon emissions – well below ICAO limits. The 747-8F is not just cleaner, but also significantly quieter than its predecessor.
About Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline and launch customer for the new generation Boeing 747-8 freighter. The airline currently operates a modern fleet of 9 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 10 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and also offers an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs over 1,500 staff worldwide.