The Boeing 747-8 has served its 100th airport just 16 months after entering service.
The aircraft, a 747-8 Freighter operated by launch customer Cargolux, arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, from Kuwait on Sunday March 17.
Richard Forson, Cargolux Interim President and Chief Executive Officer commented: “As the 747-8 launch customer, I want to congratulate the Boeing and Cargolux teams for their
commitment and hard work that made this achievement possible.
“We are proud to be the first airline to operate the 747-8F to the 100th airport worldwide that is able to accommodate this great aircraft on a commercial revenue flight. After all, it’s a milestone for Boeing and Cargolux alike and a testament to the true pioneering spirit that has always characterised our two companies.”
Cargolux took delivery of the first 747-8 Freighter in October 2011 and placed it directly into service to its home base in Luxembourg. Since then, the 747-8 fleet has supported revenue service operations at 100 airports on six continents and has been approved for more than 240 airports around the world.
To date 42 747-8s, including 29 freighters, eight Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) and five Intercontinentals have been delivered to a total of seven airline customers and several undisclosed BBJ customers. Boeing says the fleet has also been performing well in service, with a dispatch reliability of approximately 98.4%.