Following the successful introduction last December of the first new Boeing 747-400 freighter, Cargo B airlines took delivery of its second brand new aircraft in Seattle. This aircraft is also leased from the airline’s strategic partner, Nippon Cargo Airlines and started operations from Brussels on May 17.
Niek Van Der Weide’ Executive VP commercial states, ‘We can now serve our African markets once more with three weekly flights to destinations such as Kinshasa, Libreville, Nairobi and Ndjamena with Johannesburg operating twice per week. The increase in capacity also offers good possibilities and capacity for part and full charters, for which there is a significant demand. We are now operating on a level playing field in terms of competing with other carriers already operating with fuel efficient aircraft, capable of carrying higher payloads over longer distances.
‘Cargo B continues to use the first of these 747-400Fs on the three weekly flights to Latin America, serving Sao Paulo, Lima, Quito and Bogota and Caracas. For Cargo B, this new era opens up future possibilities for entering new markets and routes.’