At Cargolux’s headquarters in Luxembourg, Boeing and Cargolux have finalised an order for ten 777-8 Freighters with options for six additional airplanes. The selection of Boeing’s newest freighter was previously announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow as Cargolux’ preferred choice to replace its 747-400 Freighter fleet.
Cargolux’ choice of the 777-8 Freighter underlines its commitment to establishing long-term sustainability. Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January 2022 and has now booked more than 50 orders for the model.
The European all-cargo airline has a long-standing engagement towards sound operations and 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. It is the ideal choice as operators look to replace aging freighters later in the decade.