Cathay To Take Delivery Of 747-8 Freighter

October 31, 2011

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Cathay Pacific Airways said that it would take delivery of its first 747-8 freighter from Boeing on Monday after a delay of about nine months.

Cathay ordered 10 747-8F aircraft, with delivery originally scheduled for January 2011.

The superjumbo's launch customer, Cargolux, took delivery of the first 747-8F on October 12.

But industry sources said Boeing was battling to prevent teething problems on the 134-tonne capacity freighter from turning into a wider customer revolt as jittery airlines seize on a chance to curb their exposure to a slump in the global freight market.

(Reuters)