Cargolux operates first B747-8F into Manaus

Cargolux has introduced its B747-8 freighter on its regular cargo services to Manaus and becomes the first airline worldwide to operate the state-of-the-art workhorse to the Brazilian airport.


Cargolux operates first B747-8F into Manaus


Cargolux has introduced its B747-8 freighter on its regular cargo services to Manaus and becomes the first airline worldwide to operate the state-of-the-art workhorse to the Brazilian airport. The flight arrived in Manaus on 25 January carrying a full load of machinery spare parts and telecommunications equipment from Luxembourg to South America.

Cargolux has offered fast air cargo services to Manaus since 2012 and operated its first B747-8F flight to Viracopos, Brazil in June 2013 after gaining Brazilian clearance for B747- 8 operations. Manaus becomes the 100th airport Cargolux operates to commercially with the B747- 8F with the carrier currently operating 11 units of the advanced freighter with another three on order.