AMERICAS: National Airlines takes on three747-400BCFs

National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), has undergone a fleet expansion which includes three B747-400 BCFs, which are the first long range widebody freighters for the company. National said it is transitioning into a “more modern and fuel efficient fleet” in order to better service its customers including commercial accounts […]


National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), has undergone a fleet expansion which includes three B747-400 BCFs, which are the first long range widebody freighters for the company. National said it is transitioning into a “more modern and fuel efficient fleet” in order to better service its customers including commercial accounts and government agencies such as the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and the United States Postal Service.

The inaugural flight for the first B747- 400 BCF was 9 September from Frankfurt to Kuwait City, Bagram Afghanistan and then on to Hong Kong with a return flight to Frankfurt. “These new fleet additions are a major capacity expansion for National Airlines,” said Preston Murray, CEO of National Airlines. “We’re pleased our first operations launched on schedule.”