Kuehne+Nagel is glad to welcome its first Boeing 747-8 freighter complete with company livery as part of a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air.
The Swiss transport and logistics provider is expanding its air freight network by chartering the entire capacity of the very last two 747-8F aircraft produced. The aircraft is one-half of the last two ‘Queen’ freighters to come out of a Boeing facility. Kuehne+Nagel said the 747-8F aircraft will be used on transpacific routes and the service will be linked with its intra-Asia network.
“With Atlas Air taking delivery of the final 747s for its customer Kuehne+Nagel, this iconic Boeing airplane will continue to move cargo around the world for decades to come,” said Kim Smith, Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747/767 Program “As we say goodbye to the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ we’re proud of her legacy as an airplane that propelled aviation innovation and later laid the foundation for our family of freighters.”
The new Kuehne+Nagel freighter was handed over at the Delivery Center in Everett, WA, complete with the name Inspire. The other 747-8F to be leased from Atlas Air has been nicknamed Empower.