Apex Logistics International is set to offer air cargo capacity on the last 747-8 freighter to come out of a Boeing production facility as part of a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air.
Parent company Kuehne+Nagel said the last ‘Queen of the Sky’ will be deployed on transpacific routes to strengthen intra-Asia connectivity.
The delivery of the last Boeing 747-8F, under the name ‘Empower.’ was presented to the public during an official ceremony at Boeing’s Everett facility in Seattle, WA.
The event marks the end of an era for the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ which has helped catapult the global air logistics industry with its unique nose-loading capability, payload capacity and fuel efficiency.
Atlas Air, the world’s largest operator of 747 freighters, will operate the aircraft on behalf of Apex Logistics. This is the second 747-8F delivery as part of a long-term strategic partnership with Kuehne+Nagel.