Cargolux confirms order for up to 16 Boeing 777-8 Freighters

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Cargolux confirmed Wednesday an order for 10 777-8 Freighters with options for an additional six. The selection of Boeing’s newest freighter was previously announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow as Cargolux’s preferred choice as the replacement for its 747-400 Freighter fleet.

The order was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

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“The agreement we signed today will consolidate Cargolux’s position as a global leader of air freight services. Replacing our aging fleet of 747-400 Freighters with the latest technology and fuel-efficient 777-8 Freighter model will contribute to our long-term sustainability program while continuing to offer our customers the tailored service they expect,” said Richard Forson, Cargolux President & CEO.

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January 2022 and has now booked more than 50 orders for the model. The 777-8 Freighter has nearly identical payload and range capabilities as the 747-400 Freighter while providing 30% better fuel efficiency and emissions and 25% better operating costs per tonne.

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s largest all-cargo airline operating a combined fleet of 30 Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 Freighters.