Cargolux introduces its advanced Boeing 747-8 freighter on its regular cargo services to Manaus and becomes the first airline worldwide to operate the aircraft to the Brazilian airport.
Cargolux offers fast air cargo services to Manaus since 2012 and operated its first 747-8F flight to Brazil in June 2013 after the Luxembourg carrier’s quest for clearance and approval of Brazilian airports for 747-8 operations was given the green light by the Brazilian authorities.
“Our new 747-8 freighter service will bring superior performance and efficiency to our customers in Manaus,’ says Dirk Reich, Cargolux president & CEO. “We are happy to say that, with Manaus coming online in our 747-8F network, we can even better boost airfreight exports from Brazil and can bring commodities like automotive parts, perishables and pharmaceutical products to their markets in a more fuel efficient and sustainable way.’
“The arrival of Cargolux’s 747-8 freighter into Manaus Airport underlines the versatility of this airplane, which is now serving 164 airports worldwide,” said Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil and Boeing Latin America.
Manaus becomes the 100th airport Cargolux operates to commercially with the Boeing 747-8F. Cargolux currently operates 11 units of the advanced freighter and has another three on order.