Cargo B takes on new 747-400

AS part of a planned development strategy, Brussels-based Cargo B Airlines has added its first B747-400 freighter to its fleet for commencement of operations in early January 2009. The new aircraft, leased from Nippon Cargo Airlines, arrived in Brussels today.

Niek van der Weide, executive vice-president commercial, said: “We are delighted to finally take possession of this modern, fuel efficient aircraft, capable of carrying higher payloads over longer distances.

“Cargo B will use this aircraft initially on the three weekly flights to Latin America, serving Sao Paulo, Quito and Bogotá. The increased capacity and fuel efficiency will allow us to improve and upgrade our company’s service and profitability.

“The B747-200 aircraft currently in the fleet will continue to offer extended charter capacity with the option to provide extra flights when appropriate. The Cargo B team can look forward to the real possibility of entering new markets and routes within the foreseeable future and we will continue our efforts to add a second 747-400 to our fleet as soon as possible in 2009.”

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