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Hong Kong celebrates first 747-8 flight

[ October 20, 2011   //   ]

The world’s very first B747-8F scheduled commercial flight operated from Luxembourg to Hong Kong, with the arrival of Cargolux flight number CV8923 on 16 October 2011. The 134-tonne capacity aircraft flew from its home base to Hong Kong and then on to Baku, Budapest and Luxembourg. Cargolux, the launch customer for the new freighter, will now operate the new aircraft to Hong Kong four times a week.

Lilian Chan, executive director of Hong Kong terminal operator Hactl said: “It’s a great honour to

be the first handling agent outside Cargolux’s Luxembourg base to turn round this exciting new aircraft. Its extra capacity is very noticeable for us as handlers.”