Wednesday, November 7, 2012

► GHANA: Cargolux puts Boeing 747-8F onto Accra via Abidjan route.

Tuesday 6 November 2012 marked the inaugural flight of Luxembourg-based cargo-operator, Cargolux (CV)'s Boeing 747-8F to Accra, Ghana. The new aircraft will be operate as part of Cargolux's weekly Luxembourg - Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) - Accra (Ghana) route.

Cargolux (CV)'s Boeing 747-8F in Accra, Ghana
Cargolux (CV)'s Boeing 747-8F in Accra, Ghana (Cargolux)
Cargolux carries a variety of freight, including heavy machinery for the mining and oil industries as well as perishable goods including flowers, fruits and other foods.

Marwan Traboulsi, Chairman of Cargolux’s partner Air Ghana, said: 
The arrival of the exciting new Cargolux Boeing 747-8 freighter testifies to the commitment of both Cargolux and Air Ghana to offer regular and reliable high-volume air cargo movements both to and from Ghana, serving the important and developing agricultural, mining and oil and gas sectors of Ghana’s export economy.

Operating alongside its established 747-400 services the new 747-8 offers considerable additional volume and increased capacity to and from the world markets served through the Cargolux International European and Global network", Traboulski added.
Cargolux Airlines was the launch customer and first operator worldwide of Boeing’s new flagship freighter. Compared to its predecessor, the 747-400F, the 747-8F is 5.6 meters longer and offers an increased payload with 16% more cargo volume.