26 August, 2020

Cargolux masks a Boeing 747 freighter and performs a medical relief flight to Lebanon.

Cargolux Airlines International, recently opened the doors of a specially painted Boeing 747 cargo jet featuring a mask on its nose, promoting safer travels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.   

The airline is Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline with a fleet of Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters,  operating scheduled and charter flights to more than 90 global destinations, said the new paint job on its iconic nose-door of aircraft LX-VCF reflects the airline’s commitment to the fight against COVID-19.  The aircraft also features the strapline Not without my mask in bright bold letters along the side under the Cargolux name. 

Over last weekend, Cargolux provided Free of Charge transport for medical relief material destined to medical personnel in Beirut, Lebanon, following the explosion that devasted the city earlier this month. The shipment, organized in cooperation with Fedex, was flown from Memphis to Luxembourg on Sunday 23rd August and boarded a Cargolux freighter bound for the Middle East on Monday 24th August. The flight carried a total of 62 tons of emergency supplies to the Lebanese capital.

As Richard Forson, President & CEO, highlights: “It was important for Cargolux to support this relief shipment and assist the people of Beirut in the aftermath of this terrible explosion. As a recognized leader in the transport of medical and pharmaceutical goods, we are proud to leverage this expertise to help those affected by this tragedy”.

The company is committed to playing its part in providing solutions for swift and seamless medical and relief transport. 

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