The Boeing Longer-Range 747-400 Freighter Joins Air France Cargo Fleet

Air France is the second customer for Boeing's new Longer-Range 747-400 Freighter, which was launched earlier this month with the announcement of a five-airplane order by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). Air France plans to fly the two new freighters to destinations such as Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Bangkok, Thailand, taking advantage of the airplane's increased capability to fly non-stop with a nearly full payload. Air France is the fourth largest freight carrier in the world and carries more than 5 billion Revenue Tonne Kilometers (RTKs) per year. Air France, along with Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, was a founding member of one of the largest cargo alliances in the world, the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, which launched in September last year.

For further information:
Kathleen Hanser