Cargolux increases Boeing 747 fleet

Cargolux has received its latest B747-400 freighter, which was delivered from Seattle to the company’s global headquarters in Luxemburg last month.
Cargolux increases Boeing 747 fleet
By Administrator
Tue 25 Sep 2007 04:00 AM

Cargolux has received its latest B747-400 freighter, which was delivered from Seattle to the company’s global headquarters in Luxemburg last month.

The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce engines, which are designed to have minimal impact on the environment, with reductions in noise levels and overall fuel consumption.

“We have operated the B474-400F for many years now, with excellent results. In fact, this aircraft has been elementary to our success and profit growth,” said Uli Ogiermann, president and chief executive officer of Cargolux.

“With this mature aircraft, we can offer our customers a very modern product, which will help us to strengthen our position as a global player. We will continue this with the new 747-8 freighter from 2009 onwards,” he added.

Cargolux now operates 15 of the Boeing 747-400 freighters, covering 90 destinations around the world, the majority of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights.

This latest addition, which has been named ‘City of Petange’ in honour of the southwestern town in Luxemburg, is currently being operated on Cargolux’s international routes.

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