747-8F delivery number 9 for Cargolux Airlines International
Growing fleet of advanced, next-generation freighters with Cargolux; weekly freighter service from Hanoi and Hong Kong to Vienna
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.. 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.
On 3 August 2013, Cargolux Airlines International has started a weekly 747 freighter service to Vienna on 3 August 2013. The new stopover in Austria’s capital is an extension of the existing Saturday flight from Hanoi and Hong Kong. Additionally with its freighter service to Vienna, Cargolux provides trucking services from Austria to Luxembourg.
Cargolux is Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of modern Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 freighters. The company was launch customer and the world’s first operator of both aircraft types and uses its modern fleet and a number of trucking contractors to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its worldwide network that covers some 90 destinations. Cargolux has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries. Its shareholders today are Luxair (43.4%), the Luxembourg State (35.0%), BCEE (10.9%) and SNCI (10.7%).