Cargolux welcomes retro-branded aircraft
jeudi 16 juillet 2020 à 04:00
One of Cargolux’s 747-400ERF freighters, LX-NCL, will be welcomed home to Luxembourg today sporting a brand-new retro livery.
The aircraft is expected to land in the Grand Duchy at 16:45 local time. Its unique design celebrates the airline’s 50 years of existence ; combining a vintage visual with the iconic lines of the jumbo jet. This duality perfectly depicts Cargolux ; rooted in its pioneering history while remaining resolutely geared towards the future.
LX-NCL’s retro livery is inspired by the design that Cargolux’s first airplanes bore in the 70s. The airline’s initial fleet comprised Canadair CL-44 swing-tail freighters ; unique models that were quickly complemented by the Douglas DC-8 as the company moved into the jet age. Fifty years after its inception, Cargolux decided to revive the retro design as a tribute to its evolution throughout the past half-century.
Now in its jubilee year, Cargolux had planned to celebrate this remarkable milestone with several events, including the inauguration of its brand-new headquarters in Luxembourg. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, however, the company has taken the decision to cancel these gatherings.
Cargolux is extremely proud to have served as an air bridge especially with China, Asia and the rest of the world in bringing vital medical supplies not only for the country but also for the rest of Europe and other impacted parts of the globe.
About Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 16 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers over 75 destinations on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs over 2,000 staff worldwide.
More information : www.cargolux.com