The 747-8 program has 100,000 reasons to celebrate. On January 27, the fleet surpassed 100,000 hours in the air. Each and every 747-8 customer currently flying the airplane played a role in reaching that milestone, and we’re excited to see so many different liveries in the air.
The 747-8 fleet is currently made up of 32 airplanes (28 Freighters and 4 Intercontinentals). The most recent addition is an NCA Freighter which began service this month.
The fleet has touched down in 92 airports around the world carrying passengers and some pretty unique cargo including flowers, race cars and helicopters.
A chopper is loaded into a Cargolux 747-8 Freighter.
Lufthansa now has four routes with their fleet of Intercontinentals— all to and from Frankfurt (Washington, DC, LAX, Delhi and Bangalore).
Inside one of Lufthansa’s 747-8 Intercontinentals.
We’re proud that our customers are happy with the airplane’s performance. This year, we’re focused on improving production processes and program profitability— while keeping a close eye on the cargo market. In the meantime, keep an eye out for some of these beauties at an airport near you.